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Women Who Code #ChimeHack


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Women Who Code has partnered with CHIME FOR CHANGE, and Twitter 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.  


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: JawboneLearn 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:

Other Sponsors include: Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Riviera Partners, 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 

Amanda Hua -  Engineer, PayPal  

Angie Ruan  - Head of Engineering, Paypal       

Meghan Crosno - Jawbone Engineering/QA

Raphael D’Amico - Design, Jawbone

Rachel Myers - Engineer, Github

Trisha Quan - Engineer, Developer Productivity, Twitter

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

Thank you to the team that is making CHIMEHACK happen:

Sam O'Keefe, Rachel Katz, Kelly Shalk, Rachel Decker, Johanne Quiambao, Sarah Simmer, Ni Mu, Kirsten Mouritsen, Robert Schwentker, and Alaina Percival.

This event is open to all genders.

The Chime Hack 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.

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  • Fanya Y.

    Where is One King's Lane? Will we have access there around 5:30?

    December 6, 2013

  • Ksenia W.

    Our team is developing girls friendly app to learn fundamentals of programming. We are looking for designer.

    December 6, 2013

  • Fanya Y.

    Team of four needs a backend. If interested, let me know. Thanks!

    December 6, 2013

  • Imju B.

    Can everyone post what challenge you are working on?

    December 6, 2013

  • Alaina P.

    See everyone at One Kings Lane (same building) tonight for a working session on your hackathon projects, finalizing teams, API Talks, and we will have engineering/design mentors on hand to help get everyone started. There is not official start time so feel free to begin developing your projects!

    Talk to other participants now on

    December 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks! One question that no one seemed to be clear on last night was if by 'application' a responsive web app would meet the criteria or if it has to be strictly and app for mobile devices. Some challenges are more specific than others and the general description was a 'mobile solution' which could be meet with either option (don't wanna be disqualified for semantic miscommunication).

      December 6, 2013

    • Alaina P.

      You can build native iOS, Android, or mobile web apps.

      December 6, 2013

  • Fanya Y.

    I don't have a team yet. I'm proficient, at Best. But what I can't do in coding, I more than make up for in analytics, research, public speaking, presentation, and identifying & solving probleme. So, meet me tonight to see if you want me as a teammate.

    1 · December 5, 2013

  • Anna

    If there is anyone who is interested in joining a team for the Chime for Change challenge, please let me know! We have three so far, and are planning a call later this evening.

    December 4, 2013

    • helloworld

      I'd like to join but would I require mobile app experience?

      December 4, 2013

  • Elena P.

    I am still on the waitlist, however I've got registration confirmation from Eventbrite. Does it mean that I can go to the event?

    December 4, 2013

    • Alaina P.

      This event is not being managed via meetup. If you received your acceptance email click through to http://CHIMEHACK.EVEN...­ and claim your spot. Sorry for the confusion.

      December 4, 2013

    • Karolyn W.

      Got it, thanks everyone!

      December 4, 2013

  • Anna

    If there's anyone reading this who is interested in chatting beforehand, there are a bunch of us who are going to gchat at 6pm this evening. Post here if you'd like to join!

    1 · December 4, 2013

  • Lauren M.

    Is there anyone who is attending and interested in forming a Chime Hack team / talking in advance? I haven't found any organized hub for teams to connect before hand (as is often usual) ...

    December 3, 2013

    • Lauren M.

      See you there Jossie! ;-)

      December 4, 2013

    • Lauren M.

      I've posted under discussion over at http://chimehack.chal...­ and so far here is also one other women who may be compatible with us to have a well rounded team (UX, iOS) and also looking.

      December 4, 2013

  • Anna H.

    How many attendants will there be?

    December 3, 2013

  • Yezhisai M

    Is there a carpool sheet that I can sign up on or is anyone driving down from the santa clara area with space for one more? Please let me know!

    December 3, 2013

  • Dana

    I am very sorry to say that I have to skip out for an essential catering gig :( Money is so tights it's sad. I hope the event is successful for everyone involved.

    December 3, 2013

  • Afsha

    I did not receive a confirmation mail after I registered at the mentioned link. Do they only pick select candidates for the event.

    October 28, 2013

    • Alaina P.

      Participants will be selected from those who apply. There aren't enough spots for everyone to participate but a large number will be reserved for members of Women Who Code. Sorry about there not being a confirmation email, Google forms doesn't have that function yet.

      October 28, 2013

    • Alaina P.

      We will start a rolling acceptance the 15th of November.

      November 3, 2013

  • Michelle

    Experience level?

    November 2, 2013

  • Nikki L

    Coding learner

    October 31, 2013

  • Kamilah T.

    Do we have an idea yet of when the event will end on Saturday?

    October 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is the application for all positions? I'm interested in both hacking and volunteering :)

    2 · October 28, 2013

  • Johanna S.

    Looking forward to it.

    October 28, 2013

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