Superposition IV is the oldest and largest 24-hour hackathon for high school and college females (trans and non-binary inclusive) in the Bay Area. This event is free to attend, and wi-fi, food, swag, and workspaces will be provided. Bring your passion for computer science and we'll take care of the rest! It's the perfect opportunity for anyone to take their next step forward in tech.
Our mission is to empower young womxn in tech of all levels of experience by providing a supportive environment for them to explore their passion for computer science. Additionally, we want to encourage more girls to join, learn, and thrive in technology-related fields.
"I went in, dead set on being a pre-med major, only wanting to try out CS just for fun… after 24 hours, I had attained an unimaginable amount of knowledge. In the end, I’m so grateful for this experience and the opportunity to have discovered a new seed of passion."
"Superposition allowed me to discover different tech career paths, meet other girls with similar interests, and be mentored by people in the industry in a comfortable and inclusive environment."
"Everyone was supportive and helpful, and seemed to genuinely want your code to succeed."
Frequently Asked Questions
A hackathon is a competitive programming event where students develop solutions to real-world problems using technology. Provided with free food, mentors, and awesome activities, students often work on a personal project to pitch at the end of the hackathon. In addition to huge prizes, students can walk away with new friendships and an even greater love of computer science. Overall, hackathons are here to provide a supportive environment for you to learn and explore your interests.
This event is absolutely free to attend. Get ready for free swag, food, and lots of fun!
A valid ID (school ID is fine), a laptop, charger(s), sleeping bag/pillow (if you want), toiletries, signed and completed waivers, and layers--the venue may be chilly! Our venue will be on lock down throughout the night and we will have security. Attendees are recommended to stay overnight.
Anyone who identifies as a female in high school or college is welcome. We are inclusive of all non-binary and trans students! Although we do not accept males as attendees, we wholeheartedly welcome all genders to sign up as a mentor, workshop leader, judge, or volunteer!
We encourage people to work in teams of up to four. Additionally, there will be icebreakers in the beginning to help you find a team! You are not required to sumbit a hack, but there will be workshops and mentors on-hand to help you.
Yes, we do! To ensure that Superposition IV is welcoming, all attendees, mentors, and volunteers are required to abide by our code of conduct.
We are looking for mentors, workshop leaders, women in tech panelists, and sponsors! If you are interested in learning more about how you can help support Superposition, please email us at [email protected]. Sign up to be a mentor, judge, or women in tech panelist here.
You need absolutely no prior experience to attend this hackathon. There will be mentors throughout the day to help you out!
To ensure fairness, we want all participants to start a project from scratch once they form a team at our event. Feel free to brainstorm ideas beforehand!
Sign up here.
10:00 AM Check In
10:45 AM Opening Ceremony
11:15 AM Form Teams
12:00 PM Lunch; hacking begins!
6:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Women In Tech Panel
12:00 AM Midnight activities and snacks!
8:30 AM Attendee Breakfast
9:00 AM Submissions Due
9:30 AM Judging Begins
11:00 AM Closing Ceremony
11:30 PM Superposition IV Ends
Interested in sponsoring to empower women in tech? Contact us at [email protected]!