TecHacks is a hackathon aiming to bridge the gender gap by enabling female students to find a passion in computer science and problem solving.

Women make up over 50% of the population, but only earn 18% of computer science bachelor's degrees in the United States. TecHacks is a hackathon aiming to bridge that gender gap by enabling female students to find a passion in computer science and problem solving, while creating a supportive environment of other like-minded females to compete and work with. Sign up at https://techacks.ml/ as well!

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Prizes

$59,586 in prizes

1st Overall Winner

$100 Amazon Gift Card,
Mentorship by First Text,
Wolfram Pro,
$25 Art of Problem Solving Coupon,
$125 Bugsee Credits,
1Password Access - 6 Months,

2nd Overall Winner

VR Headset,
Tile Mate,
$125 Bugsee Credit,
Wolfram Pro

3rd Overall

Google Home Mini,
Wolfram Pro

Best Activism Hack

$25 Redbubble Gift Card,
Stream Yard 6 Month Access,
Wolfram Pro

Best Finance Hack

RocketBook Smart Notebook,
Wolfram Pro

Best Education Hack

Academic Planner,
Journal Planner Pens,
Pastel Color Highlighters,
Wolfram Pro

Best Health Hack

Iron Flask Water Bottle,
Wolfram Pro

Most Creative Hack

$50 Amazon Gift Card

Best Beginner Hack

Arduino Starter Kit,
$15 Amazon Gift Card

Qoom Sponsored Prize

1 year Qoom Subscription + 1 year Domain Name,
Qoom Creator Group

echoAR Sponsored Prize

$50 Amazon Gift Card,
1 Month Free echoAR Business Tier Access,
Feature in echoAR newsletter

Stickers - 250 count (250)

Repl.it 3 month subscription (400)

Given to all participants

Interview Cake Access (400)

Given to all participants

Wolfram - 30 day Access (400)

Given to all participants

Taskade - Unlimited Access (400)

Given to all participants

Digital Ocean Services (400)

Given to all participants

Digital Ocean Access

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

The Hackathon is open to all self-identifying female and non-binary highchool and undergraduate students worldwide. Males are not eligible to join TecHacks, however if you are interested, please contact us about mentoring. 

Judges

Brenna Sermarini

Brenna Sermarini
Data Analyst at SEI

Alvaro Ramirez

Alvaro Ramirez
Software Engineer at Securiport

Tope Ogunlewe

Tope Ogunlewe
Tech Business Partner at GSK

Charelle Lewis

Charelle Lewis
Head of Commericial and Medical Tech at GSK

Maxim Somov

Maxim Somov

Nsikak-Abasi Aniefiok Etim

Nsikak-Abasi Aniefiok Etim
Senior Lecturer at the University of Uyo, Nigeria

Naina Runnoo
Research Assistant at the University of Mauritius

Lisa Huang
Product & Program Lead at Planet (planet.com)

Anatolii Kabanov
Full-stack developer

Robert Huang
Market Data Specialist at CJC Ltd

Cathy Chen
Software Engineer at Opendoor

Ancy Philip
Product Manager, Microsoft

Nishtha Jain

Nishtha Jain
GSK

Kat Butler

Kat Butler
Senior Software Developer at Shopify

Judging Criteria

  • Judging Criteria
    Winners will be judged on creativity, originality, impact, technical complexity, and user experience. In addition, there will be three overall prizes-best use of theme, best beginner hack, and most creative hack.

themes

  • Productivity
  • Social Good