CHIMEHACK 4 will celebrate the power of women in technology and identify ways for disruptive technology to advance solutions for girls and women at a tipping point moment in history.

CHIME FOR CHANGE, Global Citizen, Facebook and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers are teaming up again to host CHIMEHACK 4, a hackathon that brings together rising stars in the technology-sector to create tech-driven solutions that advance gender equality. In 2016 Facebook hosted CHIMEHACK 3 at their headquarters in Menlo Park, resulting in nearly 20 solutions, and $25,000 in cash prizes. Join us this year as we identify ways for disruptive technology to advance girls' education.

Winners will receive cash and in-kind prizes from our sponsors - Gucci, Facebook, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Hearst, Chegg, Enjoy and Coursera.  Up to $30,000 in cash prizes and more are on offer.

Note that this is a closed event, by application only.


You must register your team and submit your initial pitch on this page by Saturday, 10 June at 8pm.

The pitch template is available here. To create your pitch, please make a copy (file -> make a copy) of this template, fill in your information, and send us a link to your proposal and make sure that anyone with the link can comment on the deck ("share" button), set sharing to "Anyone with link can comment"), so that our mentors can help comment on your deck.

The final product submissions will be judged in a fair format with judges moving from table to table (you can show the judges on your computer or phone) on Sunday, 11 June, 2017.  Each team should prepare a two minute pitch describing their concept and demonstrating the product.  Expect to give the pitch multiple times as teams of judges come through to see your work. Winning teams must make their products available for viewing online.  


Please submit via the submission button on this site

CHIMEHACK 4 will focus designing a technological solution to reach school-aged refugee girls with quality education while they are on the move and unable to access formal schooling.

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Please note that the challenges and interventions needed will be discussed during the kick-off event on June 10 which will include a panel of issue-experts. Throughout the hack, teams will be provided with access to key leaders and nonprofit organizations working in the space to help craft their solutions. 



Note: schedule subject to change.

Day One –  Saturday 10 June, 2017

1:00pm – Participants check-in

2:00pm – Kick-off event with opening speakers

2:30pm – Panel of issue experts

3:00pm – Hackers find teams and begin hacking

5:30pm – Dinner is served

6:00pm – Special presentation of Clouds Over Sidra - VR Experience

8:00pm – Hackers team and initial submissions due on DevPost

9:00pm – Late night snack

Hackers hack through the night!

Note: Issue experts and mentors will be available all day to answer questions and provide guidance

Day Two - Sunday 11 June, 2017

8:00am – Ongoing solution development, team collaboration and hacking

8:00am – Breakfast is served

12:00pm – Final submissions due and hacking concludes 

12:00pm – Lunch is served

12:30pm – Judgng begins

3:00pm – Judging deliberation

3:00pm – Happy Hour

4:00pm – Awards ceremony and closing remarks

5:00pm – Hackathon ends

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Engineers, designers, product managers and marketing experts of all levels are invited to apply. Participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. 

Hackers must present their ticket from the CHIMEHACK team to gain entrance to the event. Due to overwhelming response, this event is not open to the public and is via application only.  You will not be permitted to enter this event unless you have a ticket. 

Minimum 1 member and a maximum of 6 members per team to be eligible for the prizes.

Teams must be present to pitch to our judges and receive their prize at the awards ceremony.


1. You must create your project including team name and initial concept by 8pm PT on Saturday, 10 June

2. You are allowed to continue updating that submission until 12:00pm PT on Sunday, 11 June

How to enter

Pre-register for CHIMEHACK4 through the following EventBrite link: 

Hackers must present their ticket from the CHIMEHACK team to gain entrance to the event. Due to overwhelming response, this event is not open to the public and is via application only.  You will not be permitted to enter this event unless you have a ticket. 

Facebook is located at 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Upon arrival at Facebook follow signs to Lobby 18.
Attendees will check at Lobby 18 - please bring ID with you. Please arrive as close to 1pm as possible to ensure smooth check in.
You will receive CHIMEHACK 4 badges on arrival - please note all attendees are required to wear badges at all times while at Facebook. Your badge is non-transferable.

Thank you - see you on Saturday at 1pm!


Patty Alleman

Patty Alleman
Senior Gender and Development Specialist, UNICEF

Hema Budaraju

Hema Budaraju
Product Lead, Facebook

Susan Chokachi

Susan Chokachi
President and CEO, Gucci America

Eric Feng

Eric Feng
General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Priya Gupta

Priya Gupta
Engineering Manager, Coursera

Melody Frinzell

Melody Frinzell
Program Manager, Chegg

Sanjana Khoobchandani

Sanjana Khoobchandani
Associate Director of Global Business Development, Room to Read

Mark Lehmann

Mark Lehmann
Chief Technology Officer, Global Citizen

Casie Levine

Casie Levine
Data Analyst, Enjoy

Leticia Pfeffer

Leticia Pfeffer
Senior Coordinator, Global Policy and Advocacy, Global Citizen

Jaclyn Wolf

Jaclyn Wolf
Strategic Product Manager, Enjoy

Sue Young

Sue Young
Product Lead - Events, Facebook

Judging Criteria

  • Girls' and Women's Focus
    Does the project identify ways for disruptive technology to reach school-aged girls with education?
  • Global Citizenship
    Does the solution empower individuals to make a difference for others?
  • Originality
    Does the solution push creative boundaries and use an innovative approach to unite users globally?
  • Education
    Does the solution transform the life of the learner, connecting them to opportunities to become their best self?
  • Innovation
    Is it an innovative take on guiding user action?