Our mission is to advance equity for the female-identifying and non-gender-conforming people in our community through advocacy, education, and philanthropy. Each year we bring hundreds of university women together for a weekend dedicated to exploring tech, professional growth, and having fun all while bridging the gender gap.

Since 1990, not only has the percentage of female computing professionals dropped from 35% to 25% in 2018, but also the percentage of women graduating with a computer science degree continues to decline. We seek to change this percentage, to diversify the playing field, and to help women begin their journey in this exciting career. 

We aim to support and nurture women of all backgrounds by helping them use Women/Hacks as an opportunity to explore tech and develop their current computing skills. With tech talks and workshops designed for people of all levels, we are opening the field of computer science to all women, whether they have been coding since birth or have never seen a line of code...

... because empowered women, empower women. 

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Prizes

$4,196 in prizes

Best Hack

Apple Watch SE

Runner Up Hack

BOSE SoundLink Around Ear Wireless Headphones II (Black)

Honorary Mention

JBL Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Best Beginner's Hack

Dr. J Professional Projector

Beginner Runner Up

Carpool Karaoke Microphone

Beginner Honorary Mention

Echo Dot 3rd Gen (Charcoal)

Best Physical Health Hack

Fit Bit Charge 4 (Black)

Best Mental Health Hack

Aromatherapy Diffuser and Oil Kit

Best Use of Google Cloud

Google Cloud Swag Bag or Backpack

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

PowerSquare QI Wireless Chargers and Backpacks

Best Hardware Hack

Grove Starter Arduino Kit

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

-All collegiate women or nonbinary students are welcome

-All majors welcome

Judges

Liz Hurley

Liz Hurley
Software Engineer

Sabrina Tsui

Sabrina Tsui
Masters Student in CS

Santiago Garza

Santiago Garza
CEO & CTO

Krish Munot

Krish Munot
Product Manager

Jacqueline Mai

Jacqueline Mai

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    -Does the project go beyond the specs of a typical hackathon project? -Unlike the technical challenge award, the creativity award incentivizes imagination in forms beyond technical (eg. artistic, etc.)
  • Impact
    -Does the project have a high potential for impact? (think environmental, world problems, helping others, etc.) -Is the project useful for larger audiences?
  • Stability
    -Is the project stable and thorough? (no bugs, good functionality, WORKS GREAT)
  • Technical Challenge
    -Did the team stretch themselves and try to learn something new? -Did they use a lot of helpful resources? -What kind of projects have they worked on before?

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