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< Berlin Geekettes Hackathon >

October 11th, 12th and 13th - 2013

Hello Geekettes!

Ready to hack?

Members of the Berlin & Hamburg Geekettes organization have joined together to create a hackathon like no other. This October, we will host the next all-women hackathon partnered with Coca-Cola.


Hack Over 2 Days

On Saturday, we will commence a 24 hour hackathon and bring everything to a close on Sunday afternoon– sleep is optional ;) We will conclude the hackathon with demos and award winning teams with stellar prizes from all our lovely sponsors. Our weekend kicks off Friday evening with the Hackathon Prep School for participants who want primers on technical and design topics.


Real Food, not Junk Food

How will you survive an all nighter of building, coding, and designing? With the right fuel & energy for your body! We’ll be providing healthy and tasty snacks and meals to keep your mind, body, soul balanced while hacking. Harmony is everything, especially when you’re busy coding.


Relaxation and Exercises

It’s important to take a break every once in a while. Or maybe you just need to walk away from your work and exercise another part of your brain. We’ll have a designated relaxing area and a coach to help you stretch your muscles and reboot your body and mind. You’ll be needing the extra energy and focus for day 2, so make sure to pace yourself and remember to take a moment to breathe in and exhale. Namaste.


All Hacks Accepted

We know most of you will participate in software hacks, but we also welcome hardware hacks and any other category you think of. We’re ready to build a product and work on a project for 24 hours surrounded by like-minded people. Programmers, designers and individuals with lots of great ideas are encouraged to apply.

This is your chance.


Our Application Process

We want everyone to be successful, and for that reason, we need a nice blend of skills and talent. Everybody who wants to attend will be considered, but to ensure a good balance of people, we first review every applicant's profile.



Friday - October 11th, 2013

7 pm - 10 pm

Hackathon Prep School
powered by the SoundCloud Women Devs

Including a hands-on introduction to “How to work with APIs”.

Experts in the domains you have asked us to cover will also be available to discuss these in details with you on the Friday evening of October 11th.

No overnight stays at the venue on Friday night! If you are traveling from out of town, let us know and we’ll try to hook you up with a local who can offer a place to let you crash.

Saturday - October 12th, 2013

9 am

Breakfast + Welcome Message from the Berlin Geekettes

10 am - 10:30 a.m.

Presentation on “What is a hackathon and what to expect from it”

10:30 am - 11:30 am

API Presentations

11:30 am - Noon

Pitch your idea



1 pm

Start Hacking!

7 pm


Participants can stay overnight at the venue. Bring your toothbrush, a sleeping bag and a pillow! Our sponsors will provide soft and energy drinks, water, apple spritzer, coffee, tea and food for those who like to hack into the late hours of the night.

Sunday - October 13th, 2013

9 am


12:30 pm


1:30 pm

Hack Submissions Are Due

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Prepare Presentations

2:30 pm

Demo Your Work

4:30 pm


5 pm



Who’s Gonna Be There?

API Representatives

If you’ve used APIs before, you know that the most time consuming part is reading the documentation, or getting authorization keys. That’s why we have experts on site who know their APIs and will lend you a hand when you’re busy hacking.

SoundCloud Women Devs

Meet Emily Green, Diana Kimball and Tiffany Conroy, and Duana Stanley, who helped organize this event.

Photo of the SoundCloud’s women devs


A Hackathon needs Hackathoners! It’s free and it’s going to be AWESOME. Want to join us?

Apply here!

Non-Hacker Attendees

You can also attend as a Domain Expert and support our hackers throughout the weekend. Apply above and tell us your areas of expertise.

The public is welcome to attend the demos and cheer people on. Please register herefor free to attend as guest.

Berlin Geekettes Team & Volunteers

Hamburg Geekettes Ambassadors


API reps from the following companies


Prizes and Goodies

Trip to Coca-Cola HQ


Win 3 roundtrip tickets to Atlanta, Georgia and meet with senior female executives of Coca-Cola.

BG Swag Bag

Goodie Bag Illustration

Special bag of treats …


Developer Garden will give 1x iPad Mini to the best hack using Developer Garden APIs.

Mailjet will give 1x iPad and 1x MaKey MaKey kit to the best hacks using Mailjet APIs.

Etsy will give €500 worth of Etsy gift certificates to the best hack using the Etsy APIs.

Paymill will give 3x Kindle Fires to the best hack using the Paymill APIs.

Stay tuned for more prizes!




Stralauer Allee 4, 10245 Berlin


U1 S1 S7 S75 Warschauer Str.

Public Transport of Berlin: BVG.de


Contact Us!


Stay tuned!