Welcome to
Local Hack Day:
Girls Who Code at UVA

Who: Everyone of all ages, time zones, and skills!
Where: Online! Join the Discord and join the community #gwcuva
When: Saturday, April 11th | 9AM - 9PM EST
What: A 12-hour event when everyone can come learn new coding skills and win some cool prizes!
Why: With the nation's average of women pursuing computer science only at 18%, we need to show people what they're missing. Take this time to learn a new skill or meet hard-working people!

Check out our prize tracks
Submit projects here


Disclaimer: This schedule uses Eastern Standard Time

Saturday, April 11th 2020
9:00 AM | Opening Ceremony
9:30 AM - 12:00PM | MLH Live Workshops
12:00 PM | Instagram Story Filter Workshop
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM | MLH Live Workshops
6:00 PM | TypeRacer Tournament
8:00 PM | Demo!
9:00 PM | Projects Due
April 12th 12:00 PM | Judging Released

Additional MLH Recorded Workshops

Prize Tracks

Projects must start after April 11th, 9am EST

Best Overall
This hack showed not only skill, but innovation. Out of all the hacks, this team clearly demonstrated a desire to make an impact.

Best Beginner
A team who has never been to a hackathon rocked our socks off! Despite this being their first hackathon, they thoroughly impressed the judges!

Take steps to make your community more health or help improve the health industry!

Female Empowerment
How can you help bring up women?

Small Business
Build something that helps small businesses grow!

Despite schools adopting a 1-1 policy, there's still a lot to be done. What problem in education can you solve with technology?


Girls Who Code at UVA was founded Spring 2020 by Mara Hart and Danielle Zevitz to not only empower young women as coders, but as leaders to inspire the next generation. We host weekly events to introduce our meetings to new learning resources and create a sisterhood. Check us out on Instagram!


What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is best described as an “invention marathon”. Anyone who has an interest in technology attends a hackathon to learn, build & share their creations over the course of a weekend in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. You don’t have to be a programmer and you certainly don’t have to be majoring in Computer Science.

Can I still come if I'm not a girl?
Our events are always to support to women, nonbinary individuals, and women supporters. If you believe that women belong in the STEM field, that includes you!

How old do I have to be?
You can be 6 or 60 or anything in between; it doesn't matter. As long as you have an interest in coding, come join!

What if I'm not on the East Coast?
If you can start your project after 9 am EST and finish it before 9 pm EST, there is no problem for us! We'll take participants from everywhere, regardless of time zone.

What if I don't know how to code?
Not a problem! The entire Major League Hacking team knew very little when they each attended their very first hackathon. It’s entirely irrelevant what your experience is going into a hackathon, it’s more about your interest in technology. Every MLH Member Event is passionate about making their hackathons very welcoming and beginner-friendly!

What if I don't know anybody there?
Not to worry! You’ll meet people when you get there. Everybody’s very friendly. A lot of people go to hackathons without teams. So it’s perfectly normal to go around to people, tell them you’re looking for a team, and ask if you can help out. Hackathons will often run team-matching sessions at the start to help you meet people. And you can often join a facebook group for the event beforehand and post there to find potential teammates. Protip: Invite your friends to come to the hackathon too! That way you’re guaranteed to have at least one familiar face.

What if I don't have an idea?
That’s normal. Most people don’t have an idea before they get to the event. But once you start talking to other people, you might come up with something. You can also work with somebody else on their idea if you like it. And there will be prizes at the event which might help give you some ideas. Don’t worry about it, you’ll find something to work on.

Some answers above sourced from Major League Hacking