the women-centric hackathon @ rutgers
HackHERS is the annual, women-centric hackathon at Rutgers University, organized by Rutgers Women in Computer Science and The Douglass Project. We want to create a space in which women can explore tech culture and be empowered to create with code, and we invite everyone to help us achieve that.
For 24 hours, students come together and get involved in learning, planning, and developing projects–ranging from web applications to hardware hacks–with the ultimate goal of fostering growth and productivity among women who want to code.
For Women, By Women
We love seeing women empowering other women through technology! Whether it’s for equality in the workplace, women’s health, or anything else you can think of, this prize category is for women helping each other <3
***This prize category is open only to all-women teams. HackHERS uses the inclusive definition of woman/female
Best Beginner Hack
Everyone has to start somewhere! For all the people who came here just starting to code, we encourage you to keep building things and learning. This is just the start of a truly rewarding journey.
Hackathons aren’t all work and no play. This prize is for the inner class clown in you! Win something silly to take home by making us laugh until we fall :)
Best Valentine's Day Hack
In honor of Valentine's Day earlier this week! This prize will go to the team that makes the best Valentine's Day-themed hack at HackHERS.
Best Video Game Hack
Make the next awesome, viral video game! From puzzle games, to narrative games, the possibilities in game development are endless and we welcome all kinds of games to enter into this prize category!
Does your hack have a really cool interface? Then enter your hack to win Best Design!
Coolest, Most Awesomest Hack
A hack that is just plain awesome.
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Domain.com Swag Bags
Best Use of AWS
$250 in AWS Credit
Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment. Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Winners will get Hack Harassment Battery Packs.
Best Use of Nessie - Capital One
Capital One is giving out $200 Amazon gift cards for each member of the winning team with the best use of their API, Nessie.
Social Good Hack - JP Morgan & Chase
The winning team that hacks something for social good will receive Bose headphones for each team member.
Best Use of API - Verizon
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Technicality, creativity, interest, wow factor, and more!