UC San Diego's women-centric hackathon

HackXX is a women-centric hackathon that provides a collaborative, inclusive space for all to explore technology and apply their talents. Due to the large disparity in gender representation within technological careers, we hope to empower women to join these communities and make a difference. HackXX provides the tools, fellowship, and knowledge to explore technological ideas and passions. All interested in fostering an empathetic and collaborative tech space are welcome!

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Must be 18 years old or older to participate.
Include a link to your Github repository.


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Judging Criteria

  • Empowerment
    Is the project and the problem complex, inspiring or meaningful? Does it tackle an important issue? Does the hack present an original idea? Will the hack benefit the community? Is the project centered around encouraging women?
  • Technical Complexity
    How difficult was it to implement the project? What complex infrastructures or advanced frameworks were employed? Given the scope of 24 hours in this hackathon, how remarkable and exciting was the hack?
  • Polish
    Does the hack work? Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For hardware projects, how good is the human-computer interaction?
  • Usefulness
    How well and creatively does the hack solve the problem? What value or benefits does the hack provide to the user?
  • Wow Factor (Bonus)
    Was the hack overall mind-blowingly awesome? Did the team build something meaningful, creative, or elegant?