HackHERS is a hackathon organized by Rutgers University's Women in Computer Science, along with The Douglass Project. We want to create a space in which women of different backgrounds and academic disciplines can come together and be empowered to create. At this hackathon, women (and men) will get involved in learning, planning, and developing apps that will foster growth and productivity among women who want to code.



8:00 AM - end : Sponsors

9:00 AM - Forever: Check-In

9:00AM - 11:00AM Puzzles and Games

10:00 AM Introduction to Hacking

10:00 AM Breakfast

10:15 AM - Introduction to API

11:00 AM - : Announcement & Company plugs & Logistics

12:00 PM - 2:00PM Lunch

12:00 PM Hacking Begins

12:00PM - 12:30: Team Building

12:30 PM - 1:15 Beginner WebDev Workshop

1:15 PM - 2:00PM: JavaScript Workshop

2:00 PM - 2:30PM  Microsoft Azure Tech Talk

2:45 PM - 3:30PM: Life After College

3:00PM - 7:00PM: Photobooth

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Android Workshop

3:00 PM : Snacks

4:00 PM - 4:30: UPS Tech Talk

4:30 PM -5:30 PM  Git Workshop/Hosting

6:00 PM    Pebble Workshop

7:00 PM    Dinner

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM Karaoke!

10:30 PM -11:00 PM Cup-stacking Event

11:00 PM Cookie Decorating


12:00 AM Ice Cream

1:00 AM Real Food

5:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM Hacking Ends!

9:00 AM Late Breakfast

9:00 AM Judging & Prizes

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,790 in prizes

Overall (3)

HackHERS is proud to support and encourage diversity and inclusivity in tech. Because of this, there must be at least one woman on the team in order to be considered for the 1st place prize. The 2nd and 3rd place prizes have no restrictions.

Best App for Women by Women

We love seeing women empowering other women through technology! Whether it’s for equality in the workplace, women’s health, or anything else you can think of, this prize category is for women helping each other <3

***100% women team

Silliest Hack

Hackathons aren’t all work and no play. This prize is for the inner class clown in you! Win something silly to take home by making us laugh until we fall :)

Best Beginner Hack

Everyone has to start somewhere! For all the people who came here just starting to code, we encourage you to keep building things and learning. This is just the start of a truly rewarding journey.

Coolest Hack

A hack that's just plain awesome.


Best use of Microsoft API


Best use of iCIMS API


Best use of Verizon API


Best use of AWS

MLH - Github

Best developer tool

MLH - Domain.com

Best use of Domain.com

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Julie Duncan

Julie Duncan

David Awad

David Awad

Judging Criteria

  • Judging Criteria
    Technicality, creativity, interest, wow factor, and more!

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