Join us for the Future of Sex x You Porn sextech Hackathon!

Our global hackathon series has been to Australia, to Asia and now we'd love you to join us to hack the future of sex in Brooklyn, New York. Wait - what's a sextech hackathon?

A weekend-long hackathon in which all members will collaborate intensively on creating sextech products. Unlike other hackathons that may require some coding expertise, we are open to all skills and experience levels. Gathering together in teams, you will innovate, and depending on the expertise of the team, generate a working prototype, whether this is a technology product, a design or a campaign.

Who Can Participate?

We welcome people of all job descriptions, whether you’re a designer, developer, marketer, entrepreneur, project manager, therapist or sexologist. Diverse groups often work incredibly well together to produce the best results.

In particular, we are focused on making space for, and elevating the voices and perspectives of, women-identified people, although we support inclusion of all genders and sexualities.

What Is Sextech?

Most simply, sextech is any technology designed with the intention of enhancing human sexuality and human sexual experience.

Solutions may cover any of the areas associated with sexual experience from sexual health and wellbeing, to personal safety, choice of sexual experiences, personal dignity in sex, games, entertainment and dating experiences.

Why Should You Care?

Innovations in sextech will allow us to experience, express, and understand our sexualities in ways we never thought possible.

The key value of sextech products and services is that they are designed around relationships, bringing new ideas of intimacy, pleasure and desire to the human experience. While there is plenty of potential in this space, it is largely untapped.

We believe that women-identified technologies and thinkers can influence the direction of this market, while also changing the cultural conversation and attitudes toward female sexuality. This event is designed to be open to all, but our ambition is for women's voices to be contributing elements to all projects arising from our event.

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Eligibility

Who Can Participate?

We welcome people of all job descriptions, whether you’re a designer, developer, marketer, entrepreneur, project manager, therapist or sexologist. Diverse groups often work incredibly well together to produce the best results.

In particular, we are focused on making space for, and elevating the voices and perspectives of, women-identified people, although we support inclusion of all genders and sexualities.

Requirements

Pitch presentation, demo files etc.

How to enter

Register at Eventbrite!

Schedule:

August 24 FRIDAY NIGHT 6-9pm - Sextech talks and team formation.

August 25 SATURDAY 9am - 4pm - Hack day, work as teams, receiving expert mentoring from industry leaders.

August 26 SUNDAY 9am - 5pm - Hack day and pitching.

Afterparty!

Judges

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Samantha Cole
Motherboard

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Gabrielle Tuglio
The Yard

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Kyle Walford
YouPorn

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Mal Harrison
Center for Erotic Intelligence

Judging Criteria

  • Idea and Solution
    How creative is the idea behind the solution?
  • Fit
    How relevant is the solution to solving a commercial or social problem?
  • Functionality
    Is the solution working? Could it scale as a real world solution?
  • Presentation and Team
    How persuasive was the team’s pitch? How well balanced and credible is the team?