QWER Hacks is Major League Hacking's first LGBTQIA hackathon, held at UCLA!
For 24 hours, around 150 amazing student
hackers will work together to create fantastic
and innovative products meant to help
Through empowering talks from queer individuals
in tech, technical and diversity & inclusion
workshops, and the development of new products,
QWER Hacks aims to increase the visibility of and
celebrate the queer community in STEM, as well as
engage and bring together queer individuals and allies.
WHO CAN COME?
Anyone who is ...
a) above 18
b) a member
of the LGBTQIA community
c) enrolled in a postsecondary academic institution
... is invited to participate!
HOW DO TEAMS WORK?
You can sign up as a team of up to four members.
But make sure that all of your team members submit
an application! If you don’t have a team before the
event, don’t fret! We will help you find fellow
hackers to work with once you arrive.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Your student ID, a laptop, and a charger are the only
necessities. We recommend you bring clothes, toiletries,
and a sleeping bag as well!
WHAT CAN I CREATE?
Absolutely anything you want –– websites, apps, UI,
you name it! We encourage you to create
a product that positively impacts the LGBTQIA
community or other underrepresented groups in tech.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
It’s absolutely free! We’ll be providing you
with meals, a place to hack, and company and
WILL TRAVEL COSTS BE REIMBURSED?
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer travel
reimbursements this year. However, we plan on making this happen
in the future!
CAN ALLIES ATTEND?
Yes! We welcome anyone who supports our mission of increasing the visibility of our community in tech :)