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There are a lot of websites to find hackathons to attend like Eventbrite or Devpost, however many of these websites don’t screen and vet the hackathons they promote.

Below are several websites to help you find quality hackathons that will give you a positive hackathon experience.

These hackathons are typically catered to high school and college students from around the world. All hackathons are vetted by the Major League Hacking team, so this is a great place to find quality hackathons.

A comprehensive list of upcoming gender-focused hackathons. …


If you’ve attended a TechTogether hackathon it’s likely that you’ve run into the Balsamiq logo. At some point, you probably wondered to yourself, what is Balsamiq? How can I use their tools in my hackathon project? This blog post seeks to answer those questions and more.

Balsamiq Wireframes is the perfect first UX design tool for anyone interested in getting into UX. It’s by far the most approachable: you just drag, drop, and arrange controls on the page, and voila’, you made your first User Interface!

They even have online courses and articles to teach you all about UI design…


Meet TechTogether Atlanta’s second Chapter Director, Anjana Chamarthi! Anjana (She/Hers) is studying at Georgia Institute of Technology pursuing BS degrees in Industrial & Systems Engineering and Computer Science. She will be responsible for running TechTogether’s second hackathon for the Atlanta community. Interested in joining TechTogether Atlanta’s 2021–2022 organizing team? Learn more and apply here.

Photo of Anjana.
Photo of Anjana.
Photo of Anjana.

Hi! I’m Anjana and I’m super excited to be directing TechTogether Atlanta this year! I’m currently an undergraduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, studying Industrial & Systems Engineering and Computer Science. …


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According to The State of League Report released by Major League Hacking (MLH) in September 2020, 39% of hackers identified as female or non-binary. The gender diversity of the hackathon community has increased significantly over the past few years with representation having increased by 18% since 2019 (reported by MLH).

MLH is the official student hackathon league. Their mission is to empower hackers. Each year, they power over 200 weekend-long invention competitions that inspire innovation, cultivate communities and teach computer science skills to more than 135,000 students around the world.

“At MLH we know first-hand that talent is everywhere, opportunity…


Meet TechTogether Miami’s first-ever Chapter Director, Danay Fernandez! Danay (She/Hers) is a senior at Florida International University (FIU) pursuing a BS/MS degree in Computer Science. She will be responsible for running TechTogether’s first hackathon for the Miami community. Interested in joining TechTogether Miami’s 2021–2022 organizing team? Learn more and apply here.

Danay Fernandez, Chapter Director of TechTogether Miami 202+ Headshot
Danay Fernandez, Chapter Director of TechTogether Miami 202+ Headshot
Connect with Danay on LinkedIn

Hello, my name is Danay Fernandez and I am a senior at Florida International University (FIU) pursuing a BS/MS degree in Computer Science. I am the 2021–2022 Chapter Director for TechTogether’s first-ever Miami chapter.

At my first TechTogether hackathon, TechTogether Seattle, I got to experience first-hand how inclusive and…


Meet TechTogether Chicago’s first-ever Chapter Director, Gabriella Miesner! Gabriella (She/They) is a rising Sophomore at the University of Missouri majoring in Information Technology. She will be responsible for running TechTogether’s first hackathon for the Chicago community. Interested in joining TechTogether Chicago’s 2021–2022 organizing team? Learn more and apply here.

Gabriella Miesner, Chapter Director of TechTogether Chicago 2021 + Headshot
Gabriella Miesner, Chapter Director of TechTogether Chicago 2021 + Headshot
Connect with Gabriella on LinkedIn.

My name is Gabriella and I am the Chapter Director of TechTogether Chicago. I am a rising Sophomore at the University of Missouri, majoring in Information Technology. I am super excited to be working with TechTogether Chicago in its inaugural year!

I joined TechTogether’s organizing team because I had such a…


Meet TechTogether Seattle’s newest Chapter Director, Breann Nielsen! Breann (She/Hers) is a recent graduate of the Year Up program. She will be responsible for running TechTogether’s 2nd hackathon for the Seattle community. Interested in joining TechTogether Seattle’s 2021–2022 organizing team? Learn more and apply here.

Breann’s Headshot and Title
Breann’s Headshot and Title
Connect with Breann on LinkedIn Here.

Hi y’all! My name is Breann Nielsen. I’m a recent graduate of the Year Up program, and I’m the 2021 Director for TechTogether Seattle.

I decided to get involved with TechTogether because we have the same mission. I’m passionate about closing the opportunity divide and helping underrepresented groups break into the tech world. I want…


TechTogether, the nation’s largest initiative to address the gender inequities in the hackathon community, supports over 10,000 hackers. TechTogether is credited in part with increasing the gender diversity of the hackathon community by 18% from 2019 to 2020.

In partnership with Boston University, TechTogether rolled out a national program to increase the participation of high school students in the hackathon community and broader tech field. The program, PreHacks, a free two-day program for women (cis and trans) and non-binary high schoolers to learn more about career paths in STEM and learn coding fundamentals.

“At PreHacks New York, I gained a…


Meet TechTogether Boston’s newest Chapter Director, Victoria Ono! Victoria is a sophomore at Harvard studying astrophysics and computer science. She will be responsible for running TechTogether’s 5th hackathon for the Boston community. Interested in joining TechTogether Boston’s 2021–2022 organizing team? Learn more and apply here.

Victoria Ono (She/Hers) Chapter Director, TechTogether Boston (2021)
Victoria Ono (She/Hers) Chapter Director, TechTogether Boston (2021)

Hi everyone! My name is Victoria Ono and I am a rising sophomore at Harvard, studying astrophysics and computer science. I’m super excited to be the Chapter Director for TechTogether Boston (September 10–12th) this year!

I love organizing and planning events, especially events that would bring a lot of people with a similar passion much…

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