Brand new hackathon for women and nonbinary folks to build innovative and creative solutions

Hack the Patriarchy is a hackathon that has been created to welcome women & nonbinary folks of diverse backgrounds to build badass social impact projects over the course of a weekend (plus some pre-hackathon events if you’re interested!)

HTP is committed to centering and lifting up women and marginalized voices in technology, so our first hackathon is for women and nonbinary folks only.

Our teams will engage in brainstorming, planning and constructing solutions to address a diverse array of issues facing marginalized communities in our backyard and around the globe.

We’re looking for creative & innovative folks with skills that can contribute to a project: mobile, web, hardware, design, domain expertise,entrepreneurialism, activism, product development, marketing, project management or anything else potentially helpful.



8:00am - Doors open to attendees

9:00am - Opening remarks

9:30am - Hacking starts!



12:00 pm - Projects are due

1:00 pm - Judging starts

2:00 pm - Presentations

4:00pm - Winners announced!


View full rules


$1,200 in prizes

Grand Prize

+ $500 cash
+ A chance to pitch to a Bay Area angels group
+ 3 months free membership to the ActionSpot coworking space
+ An opportunity to enroll in the ActionSpot incubation program

People's Choice

Chosen from the in-person voting we received at the hackathon

Most Positive Impact

Best Chat Bot

Most Original

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


  • Be 18+ years of age
  • Attend Hack the Patriarchy in person
  • App or site must forefront women users
  • Have a demo that works for at least 30 seconds

How to enter

 HTP is committed to centering and lifting up women and marginalized voices in technology, so our first hackathon is for women, trans, and nonbinary folks only.

To enter Hack the Patriarchy please fill out this this form which is a quick and easy way to make sure that all participants fit that description! Once you’ve been approved, you’ll be sent a confirmation email.



Olga Buchonina

Olga Buchonina

Eva Helen

Eva Helen

Kali Williams

Kali Williams

Judging Criteria

  • Execution
    How well did your team execute and explain the problem you're solving? Did you demo a working solution?
  • UI/UX
    How thoughtfully has the end user experience been considered? How easy is it to use and navigate your solution?
  • Originality
    How original, create or unique is your solution?
  • Impact
    What kind of an impact can this solution offer marginalized communities? Is there potential for a sustainable business model?