Flawless Hacks
  • Code. Friends. Beyoncé.

  • Saturday, April 7th 2018

  • @ BuzzFeed NYC

Flawless Hacks is a one day, Beyoncé-themed hackathon in downtown New York City.

We get together once a year to hack, build projects, meet amazing people, and jam to Beyoncé. It doesn't matter if you're a certified newbie or a seasoned coder — come dance with us and learn something new!


( More announced soon! )

Intro to Git

This workshop will introduce you to the basics of Git, the most popular free version control tool used by software developers today. Version control allows you to store different versions of your code, making it easy to go back to previous versions if you make a mistake, and to collaborate with other developers by merging each others code into the same codebase. We'll go over starting a new git project and how to use git to effectively collaborate with your team members for your flawless project.

 — Taught by Kamilla


The Art and Science of Conversation with Alexa

Learn some tips and tricks to build effective conversational experiences within your applications using the Alexa Skills Kit! In this workshop, we will dive into the philosophical and technical complexities of designing with voice in mind.

 — Taught by Cami


Generative Twitter Bots

This workshop will cover how to build a Twitter bot in JavaScript using node.js and the twit library. We'll go through the process (both conceptual and technical) of making bots: exploring the affordances of the Twitter API and what a twitter bot can do, means of getting data and generating text, automating actions like tweeting / liking and bot etiquette.

 — Taught by Omayeli

Flawlessly Asked Questions

Who can attend?

Anyone who identifies as a woman or as gender non-conforming is welcome! If you are under 18, have your parent or guardian fill out this parental consent form and email it to us.

How do I register?

Registration for Flawless Hacks 2018 is now closed! We are now at capacity, so if you didn't get the chance to register, we'll see you in 2019.

What if I don't have any coding experience?

Not a problem! We want to help you get started, and we'll have beginner-focused workshops all day just for that. Even if you don't have any coding background, you'll learn and create a project by the end of the night! All you need to bring is a laptop.

How do I get there?

Flawless Hacks will be held at the BuzzFeed office in New York City, 111 E 18th St. Easily accessible from 14 Street - Union Square Subway Station and the 4/5/6, N/Q/W/R and L trains.

I don't have a team, can I still participate?

Of course! It is absolutely not necessary to have a team prior to coming, and we can hook you up with a team when you get here.

Will you reimburse my travel?

Unfortunately, we will not be providing travel reimbursements for the hackathon.

Why do you need my resume?

We're looking forward to hooking you up with some awesome job and internship opportunities with our all star sponsors.

Will Beyoncé make an appearance?

She's definitely invited! (If you're reading this...we mean you, Bey!)

You didn't answer my question!

We’re here for you! Send us an email at flawlesshackathon@gmail.com or feel free to reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook.


More sponsors coming soon! Interested in sponsoring? Check out our Sponsorship Prospectus.