Welcome to the second annual BuildHer women's hackathon, open to all marginalized genders, for both experienced programmers and those hoping to write their first lines of code.

Welcome to the second annual BuildHer women's hackathon, open to all marginalized genders, for both experienced programmers and those hoping to write their first lines of code.

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Prizes

First Place

The overall prizes will be judged based on the following criteria:

Creativity
Functionality
Use of Skills and Resources
Polish

The 1st place team will each receive an Echo spot!

Second Place

The overall prizes will be judged based on the following criteria:

Creativity
Functionality
Use of Skills and Resources
Polish

The 2nd place team will each receive a 4th generation Apple TV!

Third Place

The overall prizes will be judged based on the following criteria:

Creativity
Functionality
Use of Skills and Resources
Polish

The 3rd place team will each receive Google Home Minis!

Best Cross-Discipline Hack

The cross-discipline hack will be judged based on the following criteria:

Creativity
Functionality
Integration of Other Disciplines
Polish

The winning team will each receive Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance LED Smart Bulbs!

Best Beginner Hack

In order to be eligible for this category, every member of your team must have less than a year of coding experience. If you'd like to check your eligibility, feel free to ask any member of the Exec Board.

The best beginner hack will be judged based on the following criteria:

Creativity
Functionality
Use of Skills and Resources
Polish

The winning team will each receive Tiles!

Best Hack for Female Empowerment

The best hack for female empowerment will be judged based on the following criteria:

Creativity
Functionality
Empowerment Incorporation
Polish

The winning team will each receive a Kopack Waterproof Anti Theft Laptop backpack with USB Charging Ports!

Social Hack for Good (J.P. Morgan)

Check with the J.P. Morgan reps to hear about the criteria and prizes for this category!

Best Gaming Hack

The gaming hack will be judged based on the following criteria:

Creativity
Functionality
Playability
Polish

The winning team will each receive a $50 Steam giftcard!

Best Hardware Hack

The best hardware hack will be judged based on the following criteria:

Creativity
Functionality
Use of Hardware
Polish

The winning team will each receive a Sphero BB-8!

GCP For Social Justice (Google Cloud Platform)

Check with the Google reps to hear about the criteria and prizes for this category!

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 AWS Credit

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Heather Zheng

Heather Zheng
Professor of Computer Science, University of Chicago

Diane Rosso

Diane Rosso
Global Director of Talent, Motorola

Preeta Chickermane

Preeta Chickermane
Morningstar

Marcy Capron

Marcy Capron
Entrepreneur, Co-owner "The Living Room"

Caro Griffin

Caro Griffin
Director of Operations, Skillcrush

Judging Criteria

  • Your submission must be original; be creative and have fun!