TecHacks is one of the world’s largest female and non-binary only hackathons, brought to you by high school and college-age women who love STEM. Women aren’t granted equal opportunities in education or in workplaces, and in STEM fields like computer science, it’s even more common. TecHacks provides young women and non-binary people with the opportunity to meet one another, foster a shared love of code, develop impactful projects, and win prizes—all while attending panels and workshops led by professionals in the field.

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Prizes

$44,564 in prizes

First Place Overall

iPad 8
Wolfram Award
Taskade Lifetime upgrade
TecHacks Award Certificate

Second Place Overall

Apple Watch Series 3
Wolfram Award
Taskade Lifetime upgrade
TecHacks Award Certificate

Third Place Overall

Airpods
Wolfram Award
Taskade Lifetime upgrade
TecHacks Award Certificate

Education Track Winner

mBOT Robot Kit
Wolfram Award
Taskade Lifetime upgrade
TecHacks Award Certificate

Activism Track Winner

Yeti Rambler 26oz
Wolfram Award
Taskade Lifetime upgrade
TecHacks Award Certificate

Sustainability Track Winner

WWF Koala Symbolic Adoption
Wolfram Award
Taskade Lifetime upgrade
TecHacks Award Certificate

Recreation Track Winner

JBL Clip 3 Speaker
Wolfram Award
Taskade Lifetime upgrade
TecHacks Award Certificate

Best High School Hack

Interview opportunity with one of the high-growth startups backed by MIT, Stanford, Y-Combinator and Techstars, courtesy of Slingshot
Taskade Lifetime Upgrade

Best UI/UX Design

BlissLights Sky Lite

Best Use of an API

$50 Amazon Gift Card

Best Beginner Hack

Arduino Starter Kit

Most Innovative Hack

Echo Dot (4th Gen)

Popular Choice Winner

$50 Amazon Gift Card

Best Use of Qoom

1-year Pro Plan package per member
Invitation to Qoom Creator Group
Featured on Qoom Project Gallery
TecHacks award certificate

Best Meditation app - supported by Aptive

$50 Amazon Gift Card

Qoom Runner-up

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

Throughout the hackathon, you will be working with your team to develop a software project that falls into one of our 4 tracks: education, recreation, activism, and sustainability.

Submission requirements in DevPost:

  • Pre-recorded video presenting your hack (3 min maximum)
  • Description
  • Link to where you have uploaded your work (ex: GitHub or Repl.it)
  • Only submit to ONE of the 4 tracks. You can submit to as many of the other prizes (ex beginner hack, API, etc)

Judges

Naina C. Runnoo

Anatolii Kabanov

Meharban Singh

Ekansh Mittal

Rakshaa Viswanathan

Rithika Chunduri

Bailey Luu

Gabriela Gresenz

Gabriela Gresenz

Vladislav Gukasov

Alvaro Ramirez

Alvaro Ramirez

Golubeva Veronika

Giridhar Talla

Giridhar Talla

Fedor Yaremenko

Fedor Yaremenko

Prathima Kadari

Prathima Kadari

Miguel Ramirez

Smaranjit Ghose

Smaranjit Ghose

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Does your project test boundaries and think outside the box?
  • Originality
    Are the ideas your project implements novel and innovative?
  • Impact
    Are the ideas your project implements novel and innovative?
  • Technical Complexity
    How technically difficult is your project? Have you gone outside of your coding comfort zone?
  • User Experience
    Is your project accessible to users? Is it easy to navigate? Will it attract new users?

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