An inclusive all-women and non-binary hackathon organized by Penn WiCS!

Now running on our 7th year, FemmeHacks is a two-day collegiate hackathon hosted by the University of Pennsylvania's Women in Computer Science (WiCS) chapter. FemmeHacks aims to empowereducate, and inspire women and non-binary folks across the nation. After forming teams, attendees build a variety of web, mobile, and hardware applications, learn from workshops, and attend various speaker events. This year, FemmeHacks will be held virtually! Visit femmehacks.io for the registration link, hackathon schedule, FAQs, and other live updates!

 

Note: We will only review projects submitted by FemmeHacks participants (see the Eligibility section below), and cross submissions will not be considered.

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Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

Judge's Choice

Winners choose from an assortment of prizes from Amazon

Most Innovative Hack

Sponsored by Microsoft. Prize TBA

Best UI/UX

Winners choose from an assortment of prizes from Amazon

Best Hack for Social Good

Sponsored and judged by Facebook. Winners will receive a $50 Amazon gift card

Best Beginner Hack

Sponsored by Urban Outfitters. Winners will receive a 1 month Nuuly subscription

Best Financial Hack

Sponsored and judged by Vanguard. Winners will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

Best Use of Google Cloud - First Place

Sponsored and judged by Google. First place winners will each receive a Google Cloud branded Patagonia backpack, water bottle, and trophy.

Best Use of Google Cloud - Second Place (2)

Sponsored and judged by Google.
Second place winners will receive a Google Cloud backpack.

Best Use of Twilio API

Sponsored by Twilio. Winners will receive webcams.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

FemmeHacks welcomes trans and cis women, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people of all levels of experience – equality for all!

Participants: If you applied to FemmeHacks, received an offer to attend and went on to confirm that you will do so, you are eligible to attend FemmeHacks. If you attended and hacked at FemmeHacks, then you are eligible to make a submission.

Teams: up to 4 members per team

Requirements

Solve a problem, design a cool website, make something completely random!

Your project must be original and should function reasonably. Please submit a draft of your project by 6PM EST on Saturday, Feb 6, and the final project is due 8:30PM EST

All submissions must include a summary write-up and a 2-3 min demo video! The video can be uploaded to YouTube (or another platform) so that it's easily accessible via a link.

Judges

Yuxin Liao

Yuxin Liao
FemmeHacks 2021 Director

Lucy Yuan
Sponsorship Head

Katie Yang
Logistic Co-Head

Morgan McLees

Morgan McLees
Logistic Co-Head

Nicole Wojnowski

Nicole Wojnowski
HackerX Co-Head

Karen Zheng
HackerX Co-Head

Grace Jiang

Grace Jiang
Marketing Co-Head

Nina Chung

Nina Chung
Marketing Co-Head

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount? This is the most important criterion that your hack will be judged upon for the general prizes.
  • Originality
    Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Polish
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use?