About MetroHacks Women

Women In Code: MetroHacks W is MetroHacks’s first 12 hour hackathon hosted at the Cambridge Innovation Center devoted to bringing more female high school students into STEM fields. During the 12 hour event, students will learn about new technology in various workshops, collaborate and create projects with each other, and compete for prizes. Girls aged 13-18 can attend. The event is completely free, and meals are provided for all participants.

Hacker Project Themes


Create a hack that leverages technology to improve the way our community, society and government function. Projects that fall into this track often aim to unite different walks of society and enable users to take civic responsibility into their own hands.


Bring the doctors office into our homes! Projects on this track could utilize wearable technology for patient monitoring outside the clinic, could enable a patient to schedule a consultation with their doctor over an app, or help people live healthier lifestyles. They are typically concerned with ensuring the well being of the user, either mentally, physically, emotionally, or all three.


Build a project that would make Mother Nature proud. Projects on this track utilize technology, especially hardware, to combat some of the world's most rapidly growing environmental issues including global warming, pollution, and the energy crisis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can come?

Young Women, aged 13-18, can come! No experience required - if you're motivated and love tech, you're welcome at MetroHacks Women.

How much does it cost?

MetroHacks Women costs nothing. Registering and attending is free, and you get free food, t-shirts, prizes, swag and lessons.

What should I bring?

Bring a Photo ID, laptop, charger, motivation, and great ideas! We'll take care of the rest.

When is it?

March 24th, 2018: Saturday, all day.

Where is it?

Cambridge innovation Center @1 Broadway, Cambridge. Right down the street from MIT!

How do I form a team?

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 got hardware?

We've got tons of cool hardware- Particle photon kits, 3D imaging sensors, and more!

What can I win?

We're working with some awesome companies to give out tons of prizes. Check back later to see a list of all the prizes.

I have more questions!!

Hit us up here.

For more information about MetroHacks Women, send us an email at info@metrohacks.org.


Saturday, March 24th, 2018
9:00am - 9:30am Registration and Networking
9:30am - 10:30am Opening Ceremony
10:30am - 12:30pm Hacking and Workshops
    → Launch Your Own Website With Azure: 10:30 - 11:30
    → iOS App Development: 11:30 - 12:30
12:30pm - 1:00pm Lunch and Hack
1:00pm - 5:00pm Resume Hacking and Workshops
    → VR and Artificial Intelligence: 1:00 - 2:00
    → Build a Website with HTML/CSS: 2:00 - 3:00
    → Hardware Workshop: 3:00 - 4:00
    → Women’s Entrepreneurship: 4:00 - 5:00
5:00pm - 6:00pm Dinner and Activities
6:00pm - 7:00pm Judging + Beginner Showcase
7:00pm - 7:30pm Judging Deliberation
7:45pm - 8:30pm Closing Ceremony


Sue Mildrum leads software development teams who work hard, have fun and build great software together. Sue brings 25 years of experience writing code and leading teams to her role at Constant Contact where she is a Senior Director of Engineering. Prior to Constant Contact, Sue started a web development services business. Earlier roles include managing on- and off-shore teams at Kofax and Exit41 and writing software at Informix, Progress and Digital Equipment Corporation. Sue has a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Connecticut. Outside of work, Sue is the President of the Board of Gaining Ground, a non-profit organic farm in Concord, MA that donates all of its produce to area food pantries and meal programs.

Sue Mildrum

Keynote Speaker


Netia McCray

Hardware Workshop

Jacqueline Assar

VR/AI Workshop

Simone LaPray

Entrepreneurship Workshop

Suneha Kadimdiwan

Entrepreneurship Workshop

Jackie McGraw

HTML/CSS Workshop


Interested in reaching out to the young hacker community?

Email sponsor@metrohacks.org, and view sponsor info here.

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Contact Us

Drop us a line at info@metrohacks.org.