Welcome to Hackergal at Home!

We’ve got big news…

Announcing the first-ever virtual


On June 3, 2020, we are transforming our 9th National Hackergal Hackathon into Hackergal Day, an exciting and inspirational live virtual event to celebrate gender diversity in tech! Hackergal Day will be connecting students, teachers, and parents across Canada, with inspirational keynotes, interviews, and panel discussions on the same day. Together we will create a powerful movement to close the gender gap and share motivation through connection and collaboration!

During these unprecedented times, we understand that learning has changed and for many of our students and educators learning looks and feels different in our homes. At Hackergal, we will continue to be online and supportive of our community. Let’s turn the challenges we face into an opportunity and together creatively show how technology can open new doors for all of us.

Hackergal Day will be live-streamed and celebrated on Wednesday, June 3rd from 1:00-2:30PM EST / 10:00-11:30AM PST

RSVP for Hackergal Day today!

Hackergal Day
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
1:00-2:30pm EST / 10:00-11:30pm PST
via live stream

What can I look forward to on Hackergal Day?

Line-up of Speakers

Hackergal Day speaker, Alicia Brown

Alicia Brown

Canadian Olympian

Guadalupe Koen-Alonso

UX Designer & Strategist, CIBC

Hackergal Day speaker, Justine Chiu

Justine Chiu

Web Developer, Loblaw Digital

Hackergal Day speaker, Kim Ho

Kim Ho

Product Designer, Netflix

Hackergal Day speaker, Nadeem Nathoo

Nadeem Nathoo

Co-founder, TKS

Samantha Conley

Intermediate Teacher, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Sarah Rebeiro

Acting Manager Secure Solutions Design and Development, Communications Security Establishment

Hackergal Day speaker, Gregory Burke

Greg Burke

Design and Technology Teacher, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Tiffany Janzen

Software Developer, IBM

Wanda Boyer

Associate Software Engineer and Backend Developer, Kabam

… with more surprise speakers to be announced!

Contest Giveaway!

All participants will be entered in a draw to win a Nintendo Switch Lite mailed directly to your home upon completion of our post-surveys! You’ll have fun playing exciting games built by developers and game designers in tech!

Exclusive Participation Certificate for All Students

This is your chance to stand out and achieve new #GOALS! Participants will be awarded a custom Hackergal Day Certificate to honor their dedication to learning about technology and the gender gap in Canada!

What can I do leading up to Hackergal Day?

We get it, this is definitely not a time for one-size-fits-all, so we’re offering options! Check out the new and exciting ways to get involved from home. Whether it is learning through a live webinar or practicing to code your own game, we are encouraging YOU to make the most of this time and achieve some serious #codegoals!

Join a Hackergal Webinar!

We are launching a free 3-part Virtual Classroom Web Series to celebrate gender diversity in tech and inspire students, parents, and teachers across Canada!

Whether you want to participate in all three events or just join to celebrate Hackergal Day on June 3rd, we are so excited to bring our community together throughout May!

Hackergal Day webinar

Unleash Your Creative Confidence w/ Tech

Free Webinar
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
1:00 – 1:45pm EST
10:00 – 10:45am PST

Hackergal Day webinar

Let’s Talk About Distancing Together!

Free Webinar
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
1:00 – 1:45pm EST
10:00 – 10:45am PST

Let's get social!

Join our Hackergal Community.

Leading up to Hackergal, we’ll be making special announcements about surprise guest speakers, live webinars, exclusive giveaways, and coding projects. Connect with us on social to stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest and “in-the-know” before the big day!I

Try out Hackergal's Tech-Tac-Toe Menu!

Hackergal’s virtual Tech-Tac-Toe Menu includes both coding activities and other tech tools (ie. how to create online surveys or creatively design online visuals). Our tech menu is designed to be tackled independently or virtually with a friend! You can challenge a friend to see who created a row first out of the nine options available.

Accept a #HackergalUnplugged Challenge!

Did you know you can learn about code without your devices?! Super cool! Each of our #HackergalUnplugged coding activities will teach YOU the basic concepts of coding without needing a screen. Unplug, get active, and try an activity at home!

Virtual Hackergal Club!

Hackergal’s virtual coding clubs are in session for all our participating schools! Educators are invited to sign up for Hackergal Hub, our free online learning portal, full of supportive resources, announcements, and tools to teach your students how to code their own stories and games. With Hackergal’s support, create a custom club for your school and host lessons for students remotely via video conferencing. Hackergal offers 1:1 onboarding and training for teachers, as well as optional facilitation of live coding webinars for virtual clubs. On June 3, invite your students to celebrate on Hackergal Day and we’ll be giving a special LIVE shout-out to all of our participating schools!

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