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in november 2017 we launched hatch - the first 50:50 gender diverse hackathon series. - a 48-hour innovation hackathon bringing together 100 diverse students to solve 2030 sustainable development goals.


get hatching to….

Address one of 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals with a 50:50 gender-diverse team.

Meet potential employers. 50% of 2017 attendees were invited to interview.

Network with industry mentors from across all sectors and disciplines.

Experience the entire lifecycle of a startup, from ideation to execution and pitch.

Attend workshops to either further your knowledge or learn your first line of code.

Meet, learn, innovate and deliberate to win prizes - To be announced.

All in a weekend’s work at hatch 2017.

Get ready to #hatchintotech2018?

Last year we received over 400+ applications and invited over 100 delegates. Applications open on 24 September 2018 and are reviewed on a rolling basis, so don’t miss out!

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"blending diversity + innovation to create impact."

— SheCanCode


hatch 2017 Overview


Hailed as 'the best hackathon I've ever attended', Hatch London kicked off in November 2017.

100 student hackers and 20 mentors from leading tech companies joined forces at the Ministry of Justice in London, to solve real world problems at SheCanCode’s Hatch London event.

Alongside a diverse group of companies, including DeepMind, XTX Markets, and Vodafone, students worked together to develop tech-driven solutions that create a positive social impact.

400 students UK-wide applied to attend the event. The successful hackers represented 28+ universities UK-wide and the final 100 were chosen to ensure we achieved maximum diversity in degree disciplines, genders and technical abilities.

During the 2 day hack, delegates were given access to some of SheCanCode's diverse pool of mentors. Ranging from software engineers from the public sector and FTSE250 companies, to leaders at some of London’s fastest growing startups like Stripe and Starling Bank

“We're excited to experience leading tech companies putting diversity + social impact on the agenda under our roof this weekend.” Usmain Javaid, Head of IoT Customer Solution, Vodafone


hatch 2017


the hatch team


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Caroline, Hatch Operations and Sponsorship

Head of Operations, SheCanCode and Hatch

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Keerthana, Sponsorship


Keerthana is responsible for liaising with sponsors from UCLe’s side.


Daniela, UCLe Team Lead

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Chenyang, Marketing

Chenyang takes care of spreading the message of hatch to more students and universities - the more the merrier!


Tilly, Team Coordinator

Product & Innovation Analyst, SheCanCode