Hack’n Jill Website

Open Project

Hack’n Jill is a phenomenal organization whose mission is to create change within the tech industry, creating balanced opportunities for men and women. I had the pleasure of attending two of their hackathons, Hack Your Summer and Hacksgiving in 2012. They had a static site which was difficult to maintain, as well as create a space that showed they are constantly working even if their wasn’t an upcoming event.

I presented multiple design options to the Hack’n Jill team to create a design that was reflective of the original website, but with a modern flair. I built this website in WordPress, creating a custom mobile-responsive theme.

The Hackathon & Event Pages

I built a custom post type to allow the organizers to easily create new events and hackathons, populating them with photos and information as they had time. This was done by breaking up the various types of information received into chunks of meta data such as the event details, hackathon winners, photos, sponsors, and more.

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In order to minimize the already highly populated event pages, I created overlays of the judge profiles, which open when tapping the “learn more” button.

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Tools Used

WordPress, HTML, CSS, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP, graphic design, web design