Code for a cause.
Code with your friends.
Bring your ideas to life!

Hackathon is at the Willow room at the Osborn Campus, located at the corner of 11th & Flower St.

You’ll work in teams with other women to build something amazing (or at least get it started), pitch your solution, and share it with the world via Challenge Post. Not only will you learn a ton, but you’ll get the chance to earn great prizes, gain the admiration of family and friends, and you could see your project adopted by Direct Relief or The Nature Conservancy. You can also choose to compete in the Imagine Cup or get help in open-sourcing your code and contributing it to the Humanitarian Toolbox.

This event is open to women of all skill levels, including beginners, women who have dabbled in programming, and expert coders. It will be a great day to learn, invent, and create the future.

If you can’t attend the Phoenix event, other International Women’s Hackathon events will be happening worldwide from October 11 - December 12, 2014. Find an event near you or start an event of your own

Participation in the Hackathon is FREE



You are a student who self-identifies as female, at least 16 years of age, and are actively enrolled at an accredited educational institution that grants high-school or college/university degrees and involved in activities to support more females in STEM 


Registration for this hackathon is only open to any person who self-identifies as female and attends the hackathon in person. We will only admit people who have registered on this site.

You can work on any idea that that attempts to solve the problems posed by the Disaster Relief Challenge or the Climate Data Challenge.

Hackathon Sponsors


First Place (2)

Featured on the Microsoft Research Website.

Microsoft Gift Card

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

When you’re ready to enter your submission, go to the homepage and click CREATE A SUBMISSION. You can also start this process and save a draft of your submission as you’re working on it.

  • Make sure to include good screenshots.
  • Write a clear, detailed description of your application.
  • Include the link to the prototype demo
  • Include instructions on how to use your app(demo).
  • We recommend not creating presentation slides, but instead focusing all your time on creating a functioning demo.
  • On the submission form, list all your team members by their ChallengePost user name.


Christine Matheney

Christine Matheney
Developer Evangelist at Microsoft

Judging Criteria

  • Appropriateness to Theme (40 points)
    Full points if the solution addresses the challenge & takes other factors or information into account
  • User Experience & Functionality (20 possible points)
    Full points if the solution intuitive & high depth of functionality
  • Originality & Impact (20 possible points)
    Full points if it is an innovative solution and has large scale impact.
  • Technical difficulty (20 possible points)
    Up to 20 points for a high technical challenge

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