Code; Without Barriers
Hackathon 2024

Submission Close: 17 June 2024
Hacking Period: 19 April - 17 June 2024
Closing Ceremony: 28 June 2024

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Empowering Women in Tech, Shaping Leaders of Tomorrow

Calling all female innovators, builders and coders: This is your opportunity to showcase your skills, gain new skills and hands-on experience solving real-life problems and ultimately advance your career in tech. The Code; Without Barriers Hackathon 2024 is not your typical hackathon; it is a rally for all female developers, coders, innovators and other technical talent to contribute inclusive economic growth, encourage innovation and better reflect the societal makeup of their region. 

Organised by Microsoft as part of the broader Code; Without Barriers initiative, and supported by its partner companies, this hackathon is designed to empower females in tech like you, to hone your skills in the latest technologies and provide a platform to showcase your talents. Ideate, design, and develop innovative solutions in Data & AI, Power Apps, Cybersecurity fields to address real-world challenges in this month-long hackathon. This is an individual hackathon and no teams are required.

Code; Without Barriers program aims to foster more diversity and inclusion in the developer community and beyond. Become part of the broader community of female technical talent and open doors to limitless possibilities.

The future belongs to those who dare to dream, and code without barriers. 


What to expect?

Boost Career Prospects

Gain relevant skills to access to more job & internship opportunities in the tech industry, and stand a chance to work with your dream company.


Acquire new skills in Microsoft’s cutting-edge AI stack, get guided by experienced mentors, get insights into current and future trends shaping the tech landscape.

Win Up to $10,000 Worth of Prizes

Showcase your innovative solutions, stand out from your peers, and stand to win prizes.

How to participate


Register for the hackathon

Join Discord

Join the Code; Without Barriers Hackathon Discord to connect with mentors and network with other participants!

Start Hacking

Hacking Period: 19 Apr - 17 Jun 2024

Review the Problem Statements put up by the Partners.

Attend the scheduled workshops to help you along your hacking journey!

*Note: Earn extra points by submitting your idea early via the Check-in Submission Form! by 17 May!


Submit your completed project by 17 Jun 2024, 11:59PM GMT+8.


Ready to join?
Here is what is required!

Available in selected geographies

(Specific locations will be listed in the registration form)


Hackathon Partners


Jobs or Internship Opportunities

Up to a total of


worth of prizes to be won

Hackathon Schedule

Join our conversation


Dr. Booma Poolan Marikannan

GenAI SME & Lead, Data & AI

Accenture Avanade

Mistry, Daraesh

Managing Director - Technology Delivery

Accenture Avanade

Nagaraj, Chaitra

Managing Director

Accenture Avanade

Gi-gi Simmons

Security Consultant

BAE Systems

Muhammad Hirman bin Abu Bakar

Cyber Security Technical Consultant

BAE Systems

Suresh, Pavithra

AVP, APAC Markets Technology


Ian Chong

Developer Ecosystem Lead, APAC


Jenna Teeman

Lead Program Manager, Developer Relations


Sandra Persing

VP, Product, Developer & Ecosystem Marketing


Daisy Radford

VP, Operations

EVYD Technology

Melissa Kow

Director, UIUX

EVYD Technology

Pijika Watcharapichat

Medical Director

EVYD Technology

Ronald Wihal Oei

Manager, Medical Advisory and Informatics

EVYD Technology

Michelle Duke

Developer Advocate


Jaclyn Benstead

Co-Founder & Chief Experience Officer (CXO)


Shirley Pham

Product and Experience Manager


Minh, Trinh Ngoc



Michael Girdis

Financial Services Lead

InnovateGPT Group

Veronica Micich

Practice Lead

InnovateGPT Group

Priyanka Garg

Director Machine Learning Engineering and Intelligent Automation

Johnson & Johnson

Tan, Eng Keong

Principle Data Scientist

Johnson & Johnson

Antonia Chen

Sr. Cloud Solution Architect


Julia Gusakova

Sr. Cloud Solution Architect


Kristen Chan

Technical Trainer


Meng-Chong Quek

Technical Trainer


Ning Wei

Technical Trainer


Sameer Parve

Sr. Cloud Solution Architect


Scott Tucker

Director, CSA


Vincent Kok

Technical Trainer


Chakrit Wichian


PRODIGY9 Co., Ltd.

Geerana Nuchake

Business Partner

PRODIGY9 Co., Ltd.

Sudarat Chattanon

Engineering Director

PRODIGY9 Co., Ltd.

Carrie Vernon

Head of People and Culture

Proptech Labs

Chinthaka Dissanayake

Chief Technology Officer

Proptech Labs

Madhawee Karunarathne

Head of Product Design

Proptech Labs

Rafael Niesten


Proptech Labs

Andrew Schwabe


Saigon A.I.

Rebecca Joy


Saigon A.I.


This virtual hackathon will be held from 19 April to 28 June 2024.

The Hackathon IS open to:

Individual participants only. No teams are required.

Women who are at least the age of majority where they reside as of the time of entry.

• Residents of the following countries:

Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Laos, Cambodia, Brunei, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR.

• Please note that this hackathon is NOT open to residents of countries outside of the countries listed above.

No, anyone can join, learn and build with the support of group sessions with coaches.

This is an individual hackathon and no teams are required.

Contact the AngelHack team on the official Event Discord for further clarifications or reach out to us at

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