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#CHIMEHACK Hackathon

Women Who Code

Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:30 PM (PST)

#CHIMEHACK Hackathon

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Welcome to #CHIMEHACK

CHIME FOR CHANGE, Twitter and Women Who Code have teamed up to host a hackathon to create mobile app solutions to support girls and women around the world, and to celebrate the power of women in tech.

The hackathon will award a total of $50,000 in cash prizes to the teams that build the best solution to support girls and women through challenges created by CHIME FOR CHANGE, UN Women, UNICEF, Vital Voices and Riders for Health.  

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Note: For each event, you will check in at the ground floor. #CHIMEHACK badges will be provided to all attendees. You will receive your badge on Thursday, December 5th and be required to wear it at all times while at Twitter and One Kings Lane for security purposes.  

Thursday, Dec 5th @Twitter - Kickoff event coordinated with TEDWomen

7:00pm Doors open (drinks and snacks provided)
8:00pm Short program
8:30pm Team building / brainstorming
10:00pm Event close

Friday, Dec 6th @OneKingsLane - Hack Night with API talks

6:00pm Team Building (dinner provided)
7:00pm Welcome 
7:15pm Work sessions and API talks
10:30pm Event close

Saturday, Dec 7th @Twitter - Hacking and Awards

9:00am Doors open (breakfast provided) and hacking begins
12:30pm Lunch*

5:00pm Judging begins*
6:30pm Awards ceremony
7:30pm Event close

*Special guest speakers and judges to be announced. 


#CHIMEHACK teams will organize around each of the below challenges. Within each challenge category, a $10,000 sponsored prize will be awarded to the winning solution. Winning solutions will be selected by a panel of judges, which will be announced prior-to the hackathon. 


  • Challenge: Create a mobile application to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out on behalf of girls and women around the world More info...
  • Sponsor: Gucci
  • Learn more about CHIME FOR CHANGE:

UN Women 

  • Challenge: Configurable platform for women and girls to assess and enhance their career skills about a specific area such as programming, finance etc. More info...
  • Sponsor: Chegg
  • Learn more about UN Women:


  • Challenge: Mobile app for young kids and their parents that allows for digital payments and gamified engagement as they Trick or Treat for UNICEF More info...
  • Sponsor: Jawbone
  • Learn more about UNICEF:

Vital Voices

  • Challenge: An application that tracks the impact of individual women leaders that can be shared with a larger global network and inspire the world around them More info...
  • Sponsor: Hearst Magazines
  • Learn more about Vital Voices:

Riders for Health 

  • Challenge: Mapping application for last mile health delivery for remote “off the beaten path” villages to record and share accurate directions More info...
  • Sponsor: The Skoll Foundation 
  • Learn more about Riders for Health:


Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Riviera Partners, New Relic, TechCrunch, YELP, and PayPal


  • Megan Quinn - Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Michele Titolo - Tech Lead, Women Who Code
  • Debbie Sterling - CEO, GoldieBlox
  • Alexia Tsotsis - Co-Editor, TechCrunch
  • Susan Wojcicki - SVP, Ads and Commerce, Google
  • Andrew (Boz) Bosworth - VP, Ads  Facebook
  • Andy Chen - Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Ohad Eder-Pressman - Head of Mobile, Chegg
  • Sara Haider - Staff Software Engineer, Twitter
  • Renee Kaplan - Chief Strategy Officer, Skoll Foundation
  • Aza Raskin - VP, Jawbone
  • Traina Trevor - Tech Entrepreneur & Investor, IfOnly/Traina Interactive
  • Wiser  Phil - CTO, Hearst Corp


  • Kate Aronowitz - Director of Design, Facebook
  • Jan Chong - Android Manager, Twitter 
  • Tom Conrad - CTO, Pandora 
  • Meghan Crosno - Jawbone Engineering/QA
  • Raphael D’Amico - Design, Jawbone
  • Rachel Myers - Engineer, Github
  • Trisha Quan - Engineer, Developer Productivity, Twitter
  • Pamela Ocampo - Application Developer, ThoughtWorks
  • Annie Fox - Director of Programming
  • Barin Nahvi Rozvar - Digital Innovation, Hearst Magazines 
  • Ibrahim Okuyucu - Engineering Manager, Twitter 
  • Jocelyn Ross - Risk, Stripe
  • Jason Bobier - Mobile, One Kings Lane
  • Amanda Hua - Engineer, Paypal
  • Angie Ruan - Head of Engineering, PayPal


  • Non-transferability: #CHIMEHACK is by application only. Your invitation is non-transferrable. Please notify the event organizer if you can no longer attend so that we can accommodate wait-list attendees. Additionally, due to limited space, attendees will not be allowed to bring guests to this event. 
  • Team size: Maximum 5 members per team to be eligible for the prizes.
  • Open source: All software built at the hackathon must be MIT OpenSource Licensed to be eligible for the prizes. 
  • No harassment: #CHIMEHACK is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form, including overly sexualized or demeaning comments during talks or anything that threatens personal safety. Hackathon participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.
  • Exclusivity: By registering and accepting the prize from Gucci/Chime for Change, you agree to grant Gucci as founder of the Chime for Change Campaign an exclusive option for a period of one year starting from December 7, 2013 to enter into an agreement for the creation, design and development of a downloadable Chime for Change mobile app and the assignment of any and all rights therein.
Have questions about #CHIMEHACK Hackathon? Contact Women Who Code


Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:30 PM (PST)

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Women Who Code

Women Who Code (WWCode) is an international nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. WWCode is building a world where women are proportionally representative as technical leaders, executives, founders, VCs, board members and software engineers. The organization has executed more than 5,000 free events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 80,000, and has a presence in 20 countries.

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