Stemettes Rise Hack – for International Women’s Day
10:00 to 17:00



Would you like to make an app (or game) for your mobile phone?

Are you interested in computers?

Come to the Rise Hack in London!

  • No previous coding experience necessary.
  • Done some coding before? Our experts will teach you how to create complex apps using HTML, CSS and JS.
  • Win prizes!
  • Food and Laptops provided – just bring yourself!

Completely FREE, thanks to our wonderful supporters Rise, in partnership with Barclays.

What is a hackathon?

Hackathons aren’t about breaking into things! They’re about bringing people together to create amazing things using computers. We think it’s really sad that some people have never been to a hackathon or had proper fun with computer science, so we want to give you guys the opportunity to explore and play about in the creative, exciting world of technology. As International Womens Day is just around the corner (8th March), this hack will be celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

At this hackathon we’ll be building to the theme: ‘Personal finance and banking for girls and women’. 


  • Girls aged 5-22 (22+ not in full time employment)
  • Parents/Guardians. If you’re under 16, you’ll need to have an 18+ adult with you. On the plus side, we’d love it if they helped out with making your game or app!
  • Women (and Men) with a STEM background and are interested in inspiring the next generation (see below for more details).


Saturday 5th March 10am – 5:00pm
Sunday 6th March 10am – 5:00pm

We’ll be at Rise London. Please enter via Foxcroft & Ginger cafe. Upon arrival, report to reception to be registered and directed to the hack.
Full address: 69-89 Mile End Rd, London, E1 4TT (Enter via Foxcroft & Ginger café)

What you need to bring

  • Yourself and any great ideas you have.
  • If you have access to a mobile phone, bring it along with you.
  • We will provide everything else.


10:00 – Guests arrive. Preback forms handed out.

10:30 – Welcome and ice breaker. Event introduction from Head Stemette Anne-Marie and Rise

11:00 – Brief given, ‘teaches’, begin mini-projects

1:30 – Lunch

2:15 – Return to projects

3:30 – Afternoon tours

4:15 – Continue projects

5:00 – Wrap up and power down. End of the day.


10:00 – Ice breaker and daily brief session. Event introduction from Head Stemette Anne-Marie and Oracle

10:30 – Back to projects

1:00 – Break for lunch

1:45 – Resume projects

2:45 – Break

3:00 – Finish projects

3:15 – Presentations, demo day begins

4:15 – Prizes

5:00 – Feedback forms handed out. End of day


Are you interested in helping children learn to code and discover mobile making? 

We are looking for adults who have a STEM background to help the girls learn to code, use the AppShed, AppInventor and Thimble webmaker tools and show them the range of possible careers you can do after studying STEM subjects.

All you need to do is provide inspiration and help the girls with their projects when they get stuck.

We will provide food and reasonable transport costs to helpers.

Register as a Stemette Supporter.


Tools we will be using:

AppShed – Online drag and drop tool for mobile app prototyping
MIT App Inventor – Online tool with visual programming element for creating Android apps
Ratchet – Ready made HTML, CSS, JS framework for responsive site prototyping


WHERERise London – 69-89 Mile End Rd . Enter via Foxcroft & Ginger café. London E1 4TT GB – View Map