We are a women-focused hackathon, where we provide a comfortable environment for women to hack alongside men.
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
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
$1,790 in prizes
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
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.
A hack that's just plain awesome.
Best use of Microsoft API
Best use of iCIMS API
Best use of Verizon API
MLH - AWS
Best use of AWS
MLH - Github
Best developer tool
MLH - Domain.com
Best use of Domain.com
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Technicality, creativity, interest, wow factor, and more!