% First-Time Hackers
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. We hosted 220 students from across 8 states and 2 countries, of which 77% were first-time hackathon attendees. 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hackathons are competitive coding events where teams have limited time to develop a solution to a real-world problem using technology. In teams of 4, students will work together to build a project and pitch their solution to a panel of judges for the chance to win awesome prizes. Overall, hackathons are here to provide a supportive environment with free food, mentors, and awesome activities to help you learn and succeed!
This event is absolutely free to attend. Get ready for free swag, food, and lots of fun!
A valid ID (like a school ID), signed and completed waivers, a laptop, charger(s), sleeping bag/pillow (optional), toiletries, and layers—the venue may be chilly! Our venue will be on lockdown throughout the night and we will have security. Attendees are recommended to stay overnight! If you are unable to stay overnight, please contact a Superposition organizer to make special arrangements. You must be signed out by a parent.
All female-identifying, trans or non-binary high school and college students are welcome to come as an attendee. Although we do NOT accept males as attendees, we wholeheartedly welcome all genders to volunteer as a mentor, workshop leader, judge or Campus Ambassador!
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 have separate travel reimbursement programs for high school and college students. Find more info here.
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 by February 16th!
We highly encourage attendees to stay overnight, but if you must leave early or for any portion of the hackathon, please notify us in advance at [email protected]. If you are under 18, you must be signed out by a parent with an ID.