What if the big problems of the world could be solved thanks to your ideas and skills? 

Join womENcourage and sign-up for our hackathon! One day event where you can prove yourself and work in a team to achieve great results. 



Hackathons are a great tool for students, young researchers and curious minds to test technical and soft skills in a fun and stimulating environment. You will have the chance to work with a diverse team, reach for support through expert mentors, pitch your ideas to esteemed judges and most importantly, enjoy and make new tech-loving friends! 

 This year ACM womENcourage 2023 hackathon theme is: 

Social sustainability through integration and inclusion – addressing future challenges in CS 

Following the Sustainable Development Goals, this year’s hackathon wants to focus on societal problems and issues that are causes of inequality and discrepancies between different communities. 

The United Nations defined sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” 

How We Can Make the World a Better Place by 2030 | Michael Green | TED Talks 

#1 Social sustainability entails inclusive societies in which citizens have a say and governments respond. 

#2 Social inclusion entails providing opportunity for all people while also tackling deep-seated institutional imbalances. 

#3 Empowerment is about assisting people in becoming the architects of their own solutions. 

#4 Building resilient societies necessitates working in the most vulnerable and hardest circumstances. 


Want to sponsor the hackathon? 

Are you interested in being a hackathon mentor?

For any questions, Email us at Claudia Maria Cutrupi <claudia.m.cutrupi@ntnu.no>


Hackathon FAQs 

  • What is a hackathon? 
  • We can call them “innovation marathons.” A hackathon is an open and friendly environment for everyone with an interest in technology to learn, create, and share their ideas. You don’t have to be a coder or even major in computer science to participate. For giving you an idea: What Happens at an MIT Hackathon


  • How long it last? 
  • This hackathon will last one day only. Teams will be reunited in the morning and will work throughout the day, until the pitch ideas in late afternoon, same day. 


  • I don’t have a team, can I participate? 
  • Of course! In order to spread knowledge and guarantee a diverse experience, every team will be formed randomly by the committee. You just need to register for it! 


  • I don’t know how to code, is it a requirement? 
  • It’s totally fine if you have no prior programming knowledge or technological experience before attending a hackathon! What matters is your interest in getting a head start in technology. You can propose your ideas even if you’re not a tech person! All projects required a wide range of different skills in order to work: programmers, designers, business managers, even education and healthcare experts, among others. Put your abilities to use! The mentors are also there to help you. 


  • Which are the deadlines? 
  • The Hackathon registrations will be open July 22. In the meantime, you can submit for a scholarship and/or send an extended abstract of your poster (May 1st). When you register for the conference (open on June 1st) you can select your participation at the hackathon as well. You can find other important dates in this page 


Hackathon team (work in progress) 

Claudia Maria Cutrupi → hackathon co-chair  

Wang Yu → hackathon co-chair  

Dra. Maria Cristina Márquez Colas → mentor 

Taras V. Panchenko → mentor