PixelHacks was founded as the Bay Area's first student-run, all-female high school hackathon. It was a 24-hour, overnight hackathon as attendees work to build a software project that addresses a real-world problem. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue computing and technology and promote diversity in this ever-growing field. We've grown from 70 attendees at PixelHacks I in 2017 to over 170 attendees in PixelHacks III in 2019.


  • Participants: High-schoolers who identify as female across the world!


Please submit a link to your project demo unlisted/public on Youtube. Make sure your video link is not private. 

Hackathon Sponsors


$393 in prizes

First Place


Second Place

Amazon Fire Tablet

Third Place

Disposable Camera

Best Beginner

Portable Speakers

Best iOS Hack

Zerba Mildliners

Best Android Hack

Portable Charger + SAT Prep Book

Best Web Dev


Best COVID-19 Hack

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:



Judging Criteria

  • Presentation
    The Final Pitch/Demo
  • Aesthetics
    Design, UX experience, User Interface
  • Usefulness
    Practical Usability of the Hack
  • Creativity
    The Originality of the Hack Idea
  • Technical Difficulty
    The Technical Complexity of the Hack

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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