Future of Sex's sextech hackathon has been to Australia, to Asia and in August it's coming to New York.
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.
In the next few decades, our sex lives will undergo incredible change.
The roles of apps, websites, robots and VR will continue to expand at the intersection of technology and sexuality, presenting possibilities that are infinite, awe-inspiring and unknown.
A diverse range of voices and ideas are urgently needed to find new and innovative ways to use technology to deliver sex education, products and services for sexual health and wellness, assault reporting and dating.
As an industry, 'sextech' is already estimated to be worth A$20B and is set to become one of the fastest growing multi-billion dollar industries in the next few years.
If you have an idea or want to be involved in an amazing project that can make a difference in people's lives, join us for this ground-breaking hackathon.
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.
Program Format & Schedule:
Kicking off on Friday evening August 24 with talks from inspiring mentors.
We will form teams according to categories of interests and problem statements.
Following the team forming on Friday night, the remainder of the weekend will be spent working together to bring a project to life, and finish on Sunday with a Shark Tank-style pitch to a panel of judges.
August 24 FRIDAY 7-9pm - 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 - 3pm - Hack day and pitching.
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