GDI Hacks

Date: November 12, 2016 8am - 9pm

Location: Dig @ Innovation Center (640 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY 14203)

It's FREE to participate.

Calling all women!

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, join us at GDI Hacks on November 12, 2016!

About GDI Hacks

GDI Hacks is Buffalo's second annual all-women hackathon by Girl Develop It Buffalo.

This day long Hackathon is open to women of all skill levels during which teams will face off to design and develop the best website in a 12 hour period. Between 8 to 10 local minority or women-owned businesses will be selected to improve their online presence. Participants will then present their ideas to a panel of judges and prizes will be awarded for the most innovative and useful websites.

Tickets are limited. Register Today!

GDI Hackathon Roles

Frontend developer (HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery)
Do you have experience writing code or would you like to learn HTML, CSS and JavaScript or jQuery? Awesome! Join us as a frontend developer.

Backend developer (PHP, MySQL)
Want to learn how to develop in PHP and MySQL or already have some expertise? Join a team as a backend developer!

UX or UI designer
Do you enjoy working with image editing tools? Want to help make web sites look good and create a great user experience? Join us in the fall of 2016 and bring your favorite image editing software (Photoshop, Illustrator, Pixlr, etc. ).

Marketing Specialist
Do you enjoy social media and marketing trends? If so, come join one of our teams and help to create a marketing plan for a local Buffalo business.

Business, or Other
Are you a non-profit, minority or women owned businesses looking for website assistance? Sign up today and see what we can do to help.


8am Registration & Breakfast
Team Formation and Project Selection

9am Hackathon Kickoff

9:30 am Hacking Begins!

12pm Lunch & Keynote Speaker

1pm Hacking Continues

5pm Dinner

6pm The Final Hack

7:30pm 30 minute warning! Demos begin at 8pm.

8pm Presentations & Awards
Prizes will be given based on criteria (UX design, execution, and fulfillment of biz objective).



2016 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

If you're interested in being a sponsor for GDI Hacks, email

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities here.

2016 Partners

Innovation Center Buffalo NY