Stemettes Hack Leeds @ NHS
Organiser: Stemettes
This is a public event
NHS Digital
1 Trevelyan Square
Boar Lane

Stemettes Hack Leeds @ NHS

NHS England, NHS Digital, and the Department of Health and Social Care have teamed up with Stemettes to bring you a really unique and exciting event where you can create your very own app!

Have you ever used an app?

Would you like to make one?

Are you interested in technology?

Come to the Stemettes Hack Leeds @ NHS!

No previous coding experience necessary.

Done some coding before? Our experts will teach you how to create apps using HTML and other app building tools.

Win prizes!

Food and Laptops provided – just bring yourself.

Stemettes Hack Leeds @ NHS is hosted by Stemettes. Stemettes are working hard to inspire and help the next generation of females get into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Completely FREE, thanks to our wonderful sponsors NHS Digital and NHS England.

What is a hackathon?

Hackathons aren’t about breaking into things! They’re about bringing people together to create amazing things using computers. We think it’s really sad that some people have never been to a hackathon or had proper fun with computer science, so we want to give you the opportunity to explore and play about in the creative, exciting world of technology.


Girls aged 5 all the way up to 22.

Parents/Guardians. If you’re under 16, you’ll need to have an adult with you. On the plus side, we’d love it if they helped out with making your game or app!

Women (and Men) with a STEM background and are interested in inspiring the next generation. (see below for more details)


Saturday 24th November 10am-5:00pm


We’ll be on site at NHS Digital, 1, Trevelyan Square. Upon arrival, report to reception to be registered and directed to the Hack.

What you need to bring

Yourself and any great ideas you have.

If you have access to headphones, please bring them with you.

We will provide everything else.

Running order

10:00 – Guests arrive. Preback forms handed out.
10:30 – Welcome and ice breaker. Event introduction from Stemettes and NHS
11:00 – Brief given, ‘teaches’, begin mini-projects
1:30 – Lunch
2:15 – Return to projects
3:15 – Presentations begin
4:15 – Prizes
5:00 – Feedback forms handed out. End of the day.

Industry people

Are you interested in helping young people learn to code and discover making?

We are looking for adults who have a STEM background to help the girls learn to code in HTML, Appshed and Appinventor tools and show them the range of possible careers you can do after studying STEM subjects.

All you need to do is provide inspiration and help the girls with their projects when they get stuck.

We will provide food and reasonable transport costs to helpers.

Register as a Volunteer.

Tools we will be using

Appshed – online app-creation tool where anyone can design and publish mobile apps for iOS, Android and web

Appinventor – visual, blocks language for building Android Apps

Marvel – Pop helps you transform your pen and paper ideas into an interactive iPhone or Android prototype.