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!


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

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1st Place

2 Oculus Gos + 2 FitBit Versas

2nd Place

2 GoPro Hero's + 2 AirPods

3rd Place

Powerbeats3 Wireless for each team member

Women In STEM

Create a hack that is centered around encouraging more women to join STEM related fields and/or engaging the ones that are already in STEM.

Kindle Paperwhite + Instax Mini + Film to each team member of the winning team.

Northrop Grumman Challenge: Communication is Key (3)

Create a website, application, or game that involves communication between different devices. Time is the only limiting factor!
Some examples:
Chat rooms/Communication Applications Virtual Reality Games,
Health monitor devices,
Remote control devices with applications Motion sensor monitors

1st place team: $400
2nd place team: $200
3rd place team: $100

Interviews with a Northrop Grumman hiring manager to eligible winners!

iTradeNetwork The Freshest Hack Challenge

The team that demonstrates and executes the most innovative feature, concept or module that could be applied to one of the products we present (Fresh and Trace) will win a prize! The feature, concept or module does not need to represent the entirety of your hackathon project, but it should be inspired by, or a functional piece of, your larger hackathon project.

Prize: $250 visa gift card and a Bose Micro Soundlink Portable Speaker to each member of the winning team

Best Beginner Hack

$50 Amazon Gift Cards for each member

Best use of Google Cloud Platform

Use Google Cloud Platform in your hack. Find a full list of GCP products & services at: https://cloud.google.com/products/. Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini, max 4 per team.

Best Use of Snap Kit

Use Snap Kit's web or mobile SDK in your hack. Each winning team member will receive a pair of Spectacles by Snapchat or another awesome prize.

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit

Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device

Use a Qualcomm device, like the Dragonboard 410C, in your IoT project. Each winning team member will receive their own DragonBoard 410C

Best use of Blockstack

Use the Blockstack Platform in your web or mobile hacks. Each winning team member will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




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?

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