MetroHacks Women Virtual

Fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 24th, 5PM - 7PM | April 25th, Full Day (opening at 10AM)

About MetroHacks Women

This year marks MetroHacks’ third annual hackathon for female students, providing completely free and open opportunities for girls aged 13-18 regardless of experience levels.

In light of the recent pandemic, the third annual MetroHacks Hackathon will transition to a virtual event. Solving real-world problems is the purpose of hackathons. Amidst the chaos and uncertainties cast by the COVID-19 pandemic, we aim to bring the MetroHacks community together to identify problems that have emerged in this crisis and take the initiative to solve them using innovation, technology, and compassion. Through this effort, MetroHacks is also devoted to bringing more female students into the STEM fields.

Students will acquire a deeper understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic, learn about various technologies through several webinar workshops, collaborate and create projects with team members across the country, and compete for prizes. The event is completely free and open to all high school girls regardless of expertise!


The pandemic poses challenges in virtually every aspect of our lives, from distance learning to quarantine and social isolation. It would be helpful, therefore, to identify a field you are passionate to work in and dedicate your energy to resolving specific problems within that area. Here are the three that we suggest:


  • April 24th, 2020

  • Welcome & Introduction

    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Connecting with your team; hacking begins!

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • April 25th, 2020 pt. I

  • Hacking Begins

    10:00 AM

  • Opening Ceremony

    Dr. Francine Berman

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • 1A: Am I “hacking” the right thing or “hacking” the thing right?

    Dr. Newton de Faria

    1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

  • 1B:

    Dr. Kathi Hoebel

    1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

  • 2A:

    Ms. Lesley D. Skenderian

    2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

  • 2B:

    Dr. Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer

    2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

  • April 25th, 2020 pt. II

  • 3A:

    Ms. Mara Preotescu

    3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

  • 3B: An Introduction to Derivatives

    Dr. John Bryk

    3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

  • 4: How data analytics can help you solve real-life questions

    Ms. Annie Xu

    4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

  • Submission deadline, dinner break

    6:00 PM

  • Awards and Closing Ceremony

    Ms. Amy Grace

    7:00 PM




Young Women, aged 13-18, can come! No experience required - if you're motivated and love tech, you're welcome at MetroHacks Women.
MetroHacks Women costs nothing. Registering and attending is free, and you get free food, t-shirts, prizes, swag and lessons.
Bring a laptop, charger, motivation, and great ideas! We'll take care of the rest.
April 24th, 2020
This event is being run virtually.
You'll have time to find a team when you arrive. If you already have a team, just list your teammates when you register. You may work individually or in teams of no more than 4 people.
This hackathon is a two day event starting on April 24, 2020 and ending on April 25, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
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