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Welcome to Hack’n Jill!

Hack’n Jill is dedicated to informing and empowering individuals about cybersecurity, providing information on hackathons, and creating events that foster a welcoming environment for diverse participants, especially women. Our mission is to bridge the gender gap in technology and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to thrive in the tech industry.

Our Story

Founded by Jill Hack and Laura Smiths, Hack’n Jill was born out of a shared passion for technology and a commitment to diversity. Jill and Laura recognized the need for more inclusive spaces in tech where women and underrepresented groups could feel empowered and supported. They combined their expertise and vision to create Hack’n Jill, an organization that educates, inspires, and connects people from all walks of life.

Our Mission

At Hack’n Jill, our mission is to:

  • Empower Women in Technology: We provide resources, opportunities, and a supportive community to help women excel in technology.
  • Promote Cybersecurity Awareness: We aim to make cybersecurity accessible and understandable for everyone through informative content and engaging events.
  • Inform About Hackathons: We provide up-to-date information about hackathons happening worldwide, helping our community members find and participate in events that suit their interests and goals.
  • Create Inclusive Events: Our events encourage collaboration and innovation among participants from diverse backgrounds.
  • Build a Supportive Community: We foster a network of like-minded individuals who share a passion for technology and diversity, offering mentorship and networking opportunities.

Our Team

  • Jill Hack – Co-founder and CEO: Jill leads Hack’n Jill with a vision to create an inclusive tech world. She is passionate about empowering women and fostering diversity in technology.
  • Laura Smiths – Co-founder and CTO: Laura drives the technical initiatives at Hack’n Jill, ensuring our events and resources are top-notch and accessible to all participants.

What We Do

  • Hackathon Information: We curate and share information about hackathons around the globe, providing our community with details on how to participate, what to expect, and how to prepare.
  • Workshops and Events: We host a variety of events focused on technology and cybersecurity. These events provide valuable learning experiences and opportunities for participants to connect with industry experts.
  • Resources and Support: We offer a range of resources, from informative articles to mentorship programs, to help individuals grow their skills and advance their careers in technology.

Join Us

Whether you are a seasoned professional, a curious beginner, or someone looking to make a difference, Hack’n Jill welcomes you. Join us in our mission to create a more inclusive, diverse, and empowered tech community. Together, we can drive change, inspire innovation, and build a future where everyone has the opportunity to succeed in technology.

Contact Us

Stay connected with Hack’n Jill. Follow us on social media, subscribe to our newsletter, and participate in our upcoming events. For more information and to get involved, visit our website at

At Hack’n Jill, we believe in the power of diversity and the potential of every individual. Together, let’s hack the future and create a tech world that is inclusive, secure, and inspiring for all.