What to expect

What's a hackathon?

Develop cool projects over a short period of time

A hackathon is an event for people of all different levels of technical expertise to come together to develop cool projects over a short period of time.

An inclusive space

What makes our hackathon unique is that we aim to provide an inclusive space for everyone regardless of race, gender, class, disability, or skill level. See our Code of Conduct.

It's free

Our workshops and activities are free for registered participants, available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and cover a variety of tech-related topics.

You don't need coding or programming experience

The best part is that you don't need any coding and programming experience. While we welcome younger hackers to attend, we ask that participants be at least 16 years old.

Use design thinking

Design thinking is about developing possibilities. Get inspired by speakers from the UA Libraries, the UA Office of Student Engagement, and the UA Office of Digital Learning as they walk you through the process and how it applies to coming up with good ideas. Learn more about design thinking in this short video.

Bring your idea to life!

If you have a cool idea for an app, a website, or a product, this is the place where you can bring it to life.

Register now!


Outside of the Tucson Convention Center

Our kick-off event on Friday, October 18, is at the Mercado San Agustin Annex.

The workshops on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20 are at the University of Arizona Libraries, Integrated Learning Center (ILC). 



Little blue robot known as the MaggieBot graphic

The MaggieBot graphic used in our digital and print marketing was designed to honor Maggie Melo, founder of the original Women’s Hackathon. It symbolizes the creativity, ideas, and technology that are foundational to the event.

Fun fact: Maggie’s name appears in binary code in zeros and ones on the front of the graphic.


TENWEST colorful striped graphic

The University of Arizona is the title sponsor of the TENWEST Impact Festival, and the UA Women's Hackathon is a proud partner. TENWEST helps the curious and the impassioned solve the great economic, social, cultural and environmental challenges facing our communities through ten days of immersive programming and experiences.