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Athena Hackathon

Athena is a free event that provides a platform for the industry to Champion, Encourage and Inspire females within technology.

ShowCode have partnered with, our event host, Queen Mary University LondonJ.P. Morgan and the Institute of Coding in order to help close the digital skills gap within the UK. Our aim is to boost equality and diversity in technology-related education and careers from early contact through to employment.

Our hackathon, coding workshops and talks with leading women in the industry will create an exciting and interactive weekend of technology.

  • Athena challenges Europe’s women to showcase their talents

  • Athena wants to Encourage the students not studying STEM and those interested in coding

  • Athena wants to Inspire the next generation of coders

Learn more on our dedicated Athena Event website.

Athena Hack

Athena Hack is an all-female hackathon, for anyone aged 18+ who identifies as female/non-binary, supporting Plastic Oceans UK.

It is an exciting experience organised by ShowCode as an initiative to champion female technologists and focus their skills to help solve one of the biggest environmental issues around.


1st Place - £5,000

2nd Place - £1,000 & 5 x Amazon Echo Smart Speakers

3rd Place - £500 & 5 x Amazon Echo Dots

All 3 winning teams will also get the opportunity to pitch their idea for further investment!

University - Prize awarded to the best performing University team

Company - Prize awarded to the best performing Company team

Learn more on our dedicated Athena Hack webpage.