WHACK is a community that supports women in tech. This Spring's theme is Hacking the Glass Ceiling.

WHACK is a community that supports women in tech. We're focused on supporting women and diversity in technology, mentor based experiences, and our theme this February is "Hacking the Glass Ceiling."

Here's a guide to help you submit your project: bit.ly/hackathon-submissions

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Prizes

$4,920 in prizes

Overall 1st Place

The first place team (up to 5 people max) will win $70 Amazon Gift Cards

Overall 2nd Place

The first place team (up to 5 people max) will win $50 Amazon Gift Cards

Overall 3rd Place

The third place team (up to 5 people max) will win $30 Amazon Gift Cards

Best Rookie Project

This team consists of all first-time hackers (up to 5 people max) and will win sleeping bags and $2000 scholarships to attend Make School's Summer Academy.

#HackHarassment

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. Members of the winning team receive Hack Harassment Battery Packs!

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 AWS credit

Best iOS Hack

This team of 2-5 students will win $2000 scholarships to attend Make School's Summer Academy.

Best Virtual Reality Hack

This team of 2-5 students will win $2000 scholarships to attend Make School's Summer Academy.

Most Inclusive Hack

Each member of the winning team will receive $500 Airbnb Travel Coupons.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Undergraduate students. Teams of 2-5 students can qualify for prizes.

Judges

Kristin Ruben

Kristin Ruben
Workbar

Amanda McDermott

Amanda McDermott
PatientsLikeMe

Karyn Benson

Karyn Benson
Akamai Technologies

Judging Criteria

  • Project Concept
    How interesting/innovative is the idea of this project?
  • Implementation
    How well does this project implement its goals?
  • Impact
    What is the potential scalability of this project?