GIRL (Getting Ideas ReaLised): an Unhackathon 2014

Be a part of GIRL (Getting Ideas ReaLised): an Unhackathon today and be amongst a growing number of women thinking and working towards solving today’s problems for a better tomorrow!

FIRST ever of it’s kind GIRL (Getting Ideas ReaLised): an Unhackathon is designed to create a sphere of knowledge where ideas meet skills by women, from women, for the world! GIRL (Getting Ideas ReaLised): an Unhackathon is a 2-day camp where women think big, move fast, and turn ideas into action. This women-only, hackathon-styled event fuses design thinking and entrepreneurship to spark solutions that solve real-world problems.

[Update] Thanks to VAGLER International, we will be having 3D Printing to supercharge our prototyping process. Come join us and print 3D models of tools, prototypes and fun thingies!

Our Speakers


Lim Chooi Yen firmly believes that businesses should start from where it matters most: the people. She is passionate about businesses with heart, and works primarily with social enterprises — businesses with a mission to solve social problems sustainably. She teaches social entrepreneurship to community organisations, business owners, and students wanting to make a difference. Through her work at Social Enterprise Alliance Malaysia, she has developed education programmes on social business for groups like British Council Malaysia and the US Embassy. Through these programmes, adults and youth become involved in a special kind of entrepreneurship — one that aims to solve society’s most pressing problems.


Sher Minn is a web developer and designer. She organizes and teaches coding classes for Code Equality (, a non-profit effort to raise coding awareness among young students and women in Malaysia. Her day job is as a front-end web developer at Soft Space Sdn Bhd (

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Programme Schedule:

Day 1

9:00 AM: Registration
9:30 AM: Introduction and Ice-breaker
10:10 AM: Discover: What’s the problem?
12:00 PM: Connecting the Dots: What did I learn?
12:30 PM: Lunch
1:30 PM: Connecting the Dots: What did I learn? (cont.)
2:00 PM: Generating New Solutions
4:20 PM: Prototype and Validation: An Introduction
6:00 PM: End

Day 2

9:00 AM: Registration
9:30 AM: Prototyping: Building a Mock-up
12:00 PM: Validating: Verifying Market Demand
12:30 PM: Lunch
1:30 PM: Validating: Verifying Market Demand (cont.)
3:30 PM: Pitching Session
5:30 PM: Closing
6:00 PM: End

Unleash your ideas in three simple steps!
Step 1: Pre-Register before 17 September 2014
Step 2: Lock down your calendar
Step 3: Rumble at GIRL: an Unhackathon

    Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What do I do in this event?
    It’s an idea realization and validation workshop. You work in a team on an idea for a solution to a problem. You get to interview people to validate your solution and then prototype your solution.
  2. Can guys join?
    Well, technically no. We welcome all women aged 18 years and above, and anyone identifying as female. There are many other hackathons and similar events for both genders, but we wanted to create one just for women so that women have that option of a safe, collaborative place to work on ideas together.
  3. Is there coding involved?
    It’s not strictly a coding event, but you can code a prototype — prototyping can be anything from paper prototype to a webapp.
  4. I am not an entrepreneur and don’t really want to be one. Can I join?
    GIRL Unhackathon is part of the Women Entrepreneur Track at GREAT 2014 but you don’t have to be an entrepreneur to join. Students, working professionals, housewives, teachers, anyone can join.
  5. I’ve got something else to do on Day 1. Can I come for only 1 day?
    We don’t recommend it but do register anyway and send us a note, we’ll put you on our waitlist. There is a lot of activity happening over the two days so it is best that you attend both days to really be involved, to learn and to work with your teams.


Don’t miss out on letting your ideas be heard!