CHIMEHACK 2 will convene the tech community with issue experts and non-profit leaders to develop tools to promote safety for girls and women. Note that this is a closed event, by application only.
You must register your team and submit your initial pitch on this page byFriday July 10, 2015 at 12pm.
The pitch template is available here. To create your pitch, please make a copy (file -> make a copy) of this template, fill in your information, and send us a link to your proposal and make sure that anyone with the link can comment on the deck ("share" button), set sharing to "Anyone with link can comment"), so that our mentors can help comment on your deck.
The final product submissions will be judged in a fair format with judges moving form table to table (you can show the judges on your computer or phone) on Sunday, July 12, 2015. Each team should prepare a two minute pitch describing their concept and demonstrating the product. Expect to give the pitch multiple times as teams of judges come through to see your work. Winning teams must make their products available for viewing online. *****
Please submit via the submission button on this site.
CHIMEHACK 2 will focus on tools to promote safety for girls and women. Teams will have the opportunity to choose from a set of challenges related to the topic, with three challenge categories:
- Tools to promote safety in the developing world (more resources, hipchat)
- Tools to promote safety on campus (more resources, hipchat)
- Tools to promote healthy relationships (more resources, hipchat)
Overall event hipchat: https://www.hipchat.com/gF1hURUIb
Please note that each challenge area will be discussed during the kick-off event on Thurs July 9, which will include a panel of issue-experts and breakout sessions to discuss each topic. Throughout the hack, teams will be provided with access to key leaders and nonprofit organizations working in the space to help craft their solutions.
Thursday evening speakers will include:
EVP & CMO
Juliet de Baubigny
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Head of Kering Americas
President & CEO
Vital Voices Global Partnership
National Network to End Domestic Violence
Deputy Director, Campaigns
Founder & Executive Director
Sexual Health Innovations
Nonprofit Partners Include:
- End Rape on Campus
- Vital Voices
- Sexual Health Innovations
- National Network to End Domestic Violence
- It's On Us
- Institute of International Education (TechWomen)
- The One Love Foundation
Note: schedule subject to change.
Thursday, July 9: Kick-off event and hacking
- 7:00pm: Doors open (drinks and hors d’oeuvres served)
- 7:30pm: Program begins, including introductory remarks and a panel of issue experts discussing the hackathon challenges
- 8:10pm: Program ends, breakout sessions begin
- 9:15pm: Breakout sessions end, team formation and hacking begins
- 10:00pm: Doors close
Friday, July 10
- 12:00pm: Team names & initial pitches due
- You are more than welcome to hack on Friday at any time with your teammates, though there will be no official space provided at this time.
- If you do not have a team, we will help pair you w/ a team on Saturday morning
Saturday, July 11: Hacking and activities
- 8:00am: Doors open, breakfast served
- 10:00am: Yoga
- 11:30am: Welcome & announcements
- 11:45am: Escalation workshop by The One Love Foundation
- 12:00pm: Lunch served
- 2:00pm: Fabric tech talk w/ Bear Douglas, Twitter
- 5:30pm: Dinner served
- 6:00pm: Career chat w/ Nandini Ramani, VP of Engineering at Twitter
- 7:00pm: Self-defense classes
- 8:30pm: Documentary film screenings; late-night snacks available
- The Hunting Ground (trailer): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBNHGi36nlM
- India's Daughter(trailer): https://vimeo.com/124217046
- 12:00am: Doors close
Sunday, July 12: Hacking, judging and awards
- 8:00am: Doors open, breakfast served
- 10:00am: Yoga
- 12:00pm: Lunch served
- 1:45pm: Hacker final submissions due
- 2:00pm: Judges’ arrival & briefing
- 2:15pm: Judging begins
- 4:00pm: Judging concludes and deliberations begin, happy hour for hackers begins
- 5:00pm: Judging deliberations end
- 5:05pm: Awards ceremony, MC’ed by Del Harvey, Head of Trust and Safety at Twitter
- 6:00pm: Doors close
CHILDCARE IS AVAILABLE ALL DAY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, IF INTERESTED PLEASE EMAIL CHIMEHACK2@TWITTER.COM AND PROVIDE NUMBER OF CHILDREN WHO WILL ATTEND AND AGES OF CHILDREN. Childcare will include unique, age-specific toys, games and activities that will keep the children happy and active. We’ve included gross motor activities (building) infant and toddler specific toys, tent & tunnel, board and card games as well as an array of arts and crafts.
Hackers must present their ticket from the CHIMEHACK team to gain entrance to the event. Due to overwhelming response, this event is not open to the public and is via application only. You will not be permitted to enter this event unless you have a ticket.
Teams must be a maximum of 5 team members.
Teams must be present to pitch to our judges and receive their prize at the awards ceremony.
Press is not admitted into these events; please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Twitter reserves the right to refuse entry to this event. Twitter also reserves the right to remove individuals from Twitter's premises for disruptive or disorderly behavior, or for any other reason in Twitter's sole discretion.
1. You must create your project including team name and initial concept by 12pm PT on Friday, July 10
2. You are allowed to continue updating that submission until 1:45pm PT on Sunday, July 12
How to enter
CHIMEHACK 2 participants should have received a ticket via chimehack2.splashthat.com. if you do no yet have a ticket, please apply via that website first. If you do have a ticket, please register via challengepost to begin forming your team! You will not be admitted to this event or eligible to participate if you do not have a ticket.
VP of Engineering, Twitter
Head of Product, Betterworks
SVP of Customer Experience, Docusign
Sukrutha Raman Bhadouria
Managing Director, Girl Geek Dinners
VP Information Technology, San Francisco Chronicle/SF Gate
Mary Karam McKey
Director, Institute of International Education
General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Executive Director, National Network to End Domestic Violence
Director of Technology, Sexual Health Innovations
Head of Kering Americas, Board Member at the Kering Foundation
Chief Strategy Officer, The Skoll Foundation
Head of Global Safety, Uber
Data Science Manager, Airbnb
Chief Business Officer, Chegg
Co-Founder, End Rape on Campus
Deputy Director, Breakthrough
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Incubation / Best Product
Is it solving a clear problem? Is it clear who it's being built for/how they will use it? Does the solution address the problems at hand? Is it useful?
Scalability / Global Impact
Does this idea have the potential to reach many people at a large scale, worldwide? Could it be used by different people in different regions of the world?
User Experience / Design
Is this solution easy to use? Is it aesthetically appealing? Is it an innovative take on guiding user action?
Originality / Most Unique Concept
Is this idea unique, creative or novel? Is this idea different from existing products out there? Does it solve the problem in an unusual but effective way?
Does it work? Is the implementation and/or approach interesting? How much did your team write vs. pull from other libraries? Is it useful?
This prize is available to students only and will identify the best solution created by college-age hackers.
Does the solution empower individuals to make a difference for others? Does the solution mobilize grassroots support? Does it make individual users feel like a part of a larger movement to create change?