JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND DEDICATED TO FILLING THE GENDER GAP, EXPLORING TECHNOLOGY, AND BUILDING THE NEXT BIG THING! OUR MISSION IS TO SUPPORT AND NURTURE WOMEN* IN TECH BY HOSTING RUTGERS' PREMIERE HACKATHON ADDRESSING ISSUES OF THE GENDER GAP IN TECHNOLOGY. EXPECT A WEEKEND FULL OF WORKSHOPS, MENTORSHIP, TECH TALKS, SOCIAL ACTIVITIES, AND MORE! NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY, YOU JUST NEED PASSION.

IN ITS TENTH ITERATION, OVER 200 STUDENTS WILL COME TOGETHER FOR 24 HOURS TO CREATE WITH CODE AND TURN THEIR IDEAS INTO REALITY. HACKHERS IS ORGANIZED BY RUTGERS WOMEN IN COMPUTER SCIENCE.

Requirements

Please provide a GitHub link for your project or your submission will be invalid.

 

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Prizes

$4,313 in prizes

Best Overall Hack

Samsung Computer Monitor / Galaxy Tab A8: Winner can choose between ONE of the two prizes

Best Sustainable Technology Hack

Eco-Friendly Smartwatch

Best Health & Wellness Hack

Stanley 40 oz Matte Bottles

Funniest Hack

Google Home Mini

Best Beginner Hack

Raspberry Pi Starter Kits

Best UI/UX Hack

Digital art tablet

Most Innovative Use of Data

External hard drives (1TB)

Best Mobile App Hack

Anker 26,800mAh Powerbank

Best Use of AI

AI Robot Development Kit

ADP Challenge Hack

Prize: $100 amazon gift cards
Criteria: Develop a GenAI platform that enhances employees well being in the workplace by providing personalized recommendations for professional development, stress management, and work life balance. The solution may leverage AI to analyze preferences, work patterns, and external factors to offer individualized recommendations encouraging a healthier and more productive work environment.

Financial Literacy Hack - Vanguard Challenge

Interview with Vanguard

Financial Insights Cardholder Interface - Fiserv Challenge

Fiserv goodie bag

Best Educational Hack

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Charles Cowan

Charles Cowan
Professor

Hayet Bensetti-Benbader

Hayet Bensetti-Benbader
Director of CS LLC

Badri Nath

Badri Nath
Professor

Naina Chaturvedi

Naina Chaturvedi

Warren Allen

Warren Allen
Professor

Srinivas Narayana Ganapathy

Srinivas Narayana Ganapathy
Professor

Sumegha Garg

Sumegha Garg
Professor

Vivek Singh

Vivek Singh
Professor

Sunny Feng

Sunny Feng

Qiong Zhang

Qiong Zhang
Professor

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? (Doesn’t apply to new hackers)
  • 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?
  • Functionality/Quality
    Is the project free of major bugs? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed? The UI/UX doesn’t have to be perfect, but if we’re having a hard time understanding the project, there may be a problem.
  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?

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