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Girls in ICT

Hackathon

Harnessing Digital Tools for Safety and Sustainability in the Caribbean

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Crea+her

2024

Registration Opens March 26 | Hackathon April 10-17

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About the Crea+her ​Hackathon

Inspire. INNOVATE.

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Join the movement that's changing the face of Caribbean tech. The ​Crea+her Virtual Hackathon is more than an event; it's a beacon of ​opportunity, inviting young women across the Caribbean to step into ​their power as leaders in STEM. With only 28% of the Caribbean ​STEM landscape currently represented by women, the time is now to ​ignite change, foster innovation, and inspire a new generation of ​female tech pioneers. Let's bridge the gap, together.

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CELEBRATE. CREATE.

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Only 28% of Caribbean STEM workforce are women

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How It Works?

Idea Submission

April 10, 2024

Register in teams of 3-5 with girls.

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April 11-16, 2024

Let’s Hack

Conceptualize and create during ​hackathon week.

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April 17, 2024

Deliverable Submission

Submit prototypes for expert ​evaluation on April 18.

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Finale

April 25, 2024

Top 10 finalists will present live on April ​25th. Winners will be announced at the ​Awards Ceremony.

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Explore innovative themes and tracks...

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Telecommunications

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Fi​ntech

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Cy​bersecurity

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En​ergy

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Artificial Intelligence

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an​d more...

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FAQs for Students

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an event where teams collaborate intensively on ​software or hardware projects within short timeframe.

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Am I eligible to participate?

This hackathon is open to all girls who:

  • Reside in the Caribbean region
  • Are enrolled in a high school at grades 9-13

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What if I don’t code?

There are many ways to participate in a hackathon, even if you don’t ​code. You can contribute through design, project management and ​other roles. Plus each team get access to lessons and a mentor to ​help prepare your team for the hackathon.

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I have more questions. Where can I ask them?

Feel free to email all hackathon questions to hello@steamhouse.io.

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FAQs for Schools

Ho​w do I register my school?

Each schools can register their teams of 3-5 girls plus a staff advisor ​by completing the registration form.

Wh​at are the judging criteria?

Submissions will be judged on technical execution, potential impact, ​creativity and quality of presentation. See Hackathon Guide for the ​more details.

Why is this hackathon only for girls?


Research shows that women only represent 28% of STEM workforce ​in the Caribbean. Our programming takes a gender-specific approach, ​ensuring girls remain the main participants.

I have more questions. Where can I ask them?

Feel free to email all hackathon questions to hello@steamhouse.io.

Our Visionary Partners

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Our Impact

Since 2020, STEAMHouse has proudly collaborated with ​foundations, non-profits, and schools across Jamaica to bring ​STEAM education to communities in need. Our partnerships ​enable us to reach and inspire more students, fostering a ​love for learning and creating pathways to success.

90%

Increase in interest in ​pursuing STEM-related jobs

+5,000

students empowered ​through STEAM programs

Contact

Phone

(876) 364-9292

Email

hello@steamhouse.io

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