#makingthenewnormal

SheHacks Boston is a 36-hour, student-run hackathon open to all female and non-binary individuals. Led by women from across Boston's universities, SheHacks is set to be the largest all-female and non-binary hackathon in the world!

The mission of SheHacks Boston is to...

  • Empower women and femme non-binary individuals in technology to achieve
  • Provide them with opportunities to explore the tech industry in an inspiring, encouraging, and energizing environment
  • Create a community of inclusivity within the tech industry

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Prizes

$19,899 in prizes

Disaster

Best hack that addresses disasters / crisis.

Each team member gets a Bose SoundSport Headphones & $250 Donation to Charity of Team's Choice.

Environmental Sustainability

Best hack for environmental sustainability.

Each team member gets an Amazon Echo Dots, $70 Sephora Gift Cards & $250 Donation to Charity of Team's Choice.

Gender Equality

Best hack for gender equality.

Each team member gets an Amazon Fire 7 Tablets with Alexa & $250 Donation to Charity of Team's Choice.

Health & Wellness

Best hack for health and wellness.

Each team member gets Fitbit Altas and $250 & donation to Charity of Team's Choice

Political Polarization

Best hack for political polarization.

Each team member gets GoPros & $250 Donation to Charity of Team's Choice

She </Smiles>

Most heartwarming hack!

Each team member gets a Polaroid Camera.

She </Learns>

Best Beginner Hack!
Each team member will receive a Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera sponsored by Bloomberg and $300 towards any General Assembly classes, workshops and bootcamps for each team member sponsored by GA.

She </Inspires>

Best High School Hack!

Each team member will receive an

She </Laughs>

Funniest Hack!

Each team member gets a pair of Snapchat Spectacles.

Best Open Source Hack

Sponsored by Red Hat.

Each team member gets a Backpack and Bluetooth Speaker Sets

Best hack helping the local community or environment

Sponsored by CBRE.

Each team member gets a $50 Amazon Gift Card

Empower People Through Payments

Sponsored by PayPal.

Each team member gets a $100 gift card to Sephora, $250 donation to charity of your choosing and PayPal swag

Best Use of Google Cloud Platform

Sponsored by Google.

Each team member gets a Google Home - Smart Speaker & Home Assistant

Hacking Healthcare with AI

Sponsored by IBM.

Eligible undergraduate or graduate students on the winning team will receive summer internships at IBM Research.

How do YOU make Math Work? (2)

Sponsored by Mathworks.

Each team member will receive an amazon gift card.

MATLAB at its best (2)

Each team member will receive an Amazon GIft Card.

Major League Hacking - AWS

Sponsored by MLH.

Each team member gets a $250 Amazon Web Services Credit

Major League Hacking - Best Domain Name from Domain.com.

Sponsored by MLH.

Each team member gets a Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit.

Best Hack that Makes the Process of a "Hospital Visit" Better.

Sponsored by Optum.

Each team member gets a Fitbit Atlas

Most Entreprenurial Hack

Sponsored by Rough Draft Ventures.
Each team gets a Rough Draft swag bag, an invite to lunch with RDV co-founders, and the opportunity to pitch Rough Draft Ventures for up to $25K in funding.

Best Hack for Housing Inequality

Sponsored by Wayfair.

Each team member gets a Sonos One Speaker and $250 Donation to Charity of Team's Choice.

Best Use of Open Source Data for Social Good

Sponsored by Two Sigma.

Each participant will receive a Two Sigma branded swag bags that include 100 dollar American express giftcards (6x).

VR/AR Impact Challenge

Sponsored by Women in the Next Realities.

Each member of the winning team will receive a VOX+ FE 3D VR headset with headphones for mobile phone and the team will be invited to present their hack at an upcoming WNR demo night.

"The SheHacks Connector": build a resource aggregator and people connector for Boston area women in tech

Sponsored by BU Spark.

Each team member will receive a Google Daydream.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

To participate as a Hacker at SheHacks Boston you must...

  • Identify as female or femme nonbinary
  • Be at least 16 years old 

To participate in a beginner challenge, you must have taken at most 2 programming courses (please use best judgement). 

If you do not meet those criteria, please consider participating in SheHacks Boston as a volunteer or mentor! 

How to enter

We will be accepting registrations on a rolling basis up until January 26, 2018. Here join SheHacks Boston, please complete this brief Registration Form

Judges

Eliana Alba

Eliana Alba
Program Coordinator, StartUP FIU

Lily Barrett

Lily Barrett
Software Developer, EF Education First

Shreya, Bandit*

Shreya, Bandit*
Software Engineer, Software and Application Innovation Lab

Sebastien Bertrand

Sebastien Bertrand
Student

Rohit Bhardwaj

Rohit Bhardwaj
Principal Software Architect, Kronos

Anselm Blumer

Anselm Blumer
Associate Professor, Tufts University

Ivy Chenyao

Ivy Chenyao
Student, Purdue University

Wonyl Choi

Wonyl Choi
Ph.D Student, Boston University

Valentin Churavy

Valentin Churavy
Graduate Student, MIT

David Cox

David Cox
Associate Professor, Harvard University

Ziba Cranmer

Ziba Cranmer
Director, BU Spark!

Mark Crovella

Mark Crovella
CS Department Chair, Boston University

Patrick DeKelly

Patrick DeKelly
Freelance Programmer

Fahad Dogar

Fahad Dogar
Assistant Professor, Tufts University

Perry Donham

Perry Donham
Professor, Boston University

Craig Einstein

Craig Einstein
Ph.D. Student, Boston University

Wenxin Feng

Wenxin Feng
Ph.D. Student, Boston University

Dany Fu

Dany Fu
Software Engineer, Boston University

Peter Gacs

Peter Gacs
Professor, Boston University

Lance Galletti

Lance Galletti
Masters Student, Boston University

Karen Elliott Greisdorf

Karen Elliott Greisdorf
Creative Director, Karen Elliott Greisdorf Photography

Sam Hammar

Sam Hammar
Director of Digital Engagement, Office of the Treasury at Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Robin Healey

Robin Healey
Chief Information Officer, Massachusetts State Treasury

Igor Gilitschenski

Igor Gilitschenski
Senior Postdoctoral Associate, MIT

Erica Greene

Erica Greene
Engineer, Google Jigsaw

Ethan Heilman

Ethan Heilman
Researcher, Boston University

Ben Hescott

Ben Hescott
Professor, Northeastern University

Christina Inge

Christina Inge
Founder, Thoughtlight

Frederick Jansen

Frederick Jansen
Senior Software Engineer, BU Software & Application Innovation Lab

Ajjen Joshi

Ajjen Joshi
Ph.D. student, Boston University

Kevin Liu

Kevin Liu
Student, Harvard University

Hanna King

Hanna King
Data Analysis Lead, Panjiva

Lawrence Luo

Lawrence Luo
Software Engineering & Product Development Student, Boston University

Aanchal Malhotra

Aanchal Malhotra
Graduate student, Boston University

Abraham Matta

Abraham Matta
Professor, Boston University

Amma Marfo

Amma Marfo
Speaker/Facilitator, Fun Enterprises

Charalampos Mavroforakis

Charalampos Mavroforakis
Ph.D. Student, Boston University

James Mickens

James Mickens
Associate Professor, Harvard University

Rob Miller

Rob Miller
Professor, MIT

Brooke Mullen

Brooke Mullen
Student, Boston University

Stefanie Mueller

Stefanie Mueller
Assistant Professor, MIT

Nada Naji

Nada Naji
Professor, Northeastern University

Anton Njavro

Anton Njavro
Student, Boston University

Richard Rauscher

Richard Rauscher
Assistant Professor

Alexander Rush

Alexander Rush
Assistant Professor, Harvard

Rasesh Saraiya

Rasesh Saraiya
UX Designer, Bose Corporation

Christopher Scranton

Christopher Scranton
Collaborative Technology Partnerships, Jobcase, Inc.

Amit Shesh

Amit Shesh
Associate Teaching Professor, Northeastern University

Jose Sierra

Jose Sierra
Associate Professor, MIT

David Sprague

David Sprague
Lecturer, Northeastern University

Jennifer Stacy

Jennifer Stacy
Associate Director, Mass Open Cloud

Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson
CIO, Catalant Technologies

Tyler Teng

Tyler Teng
Freelance Web Developer

Jameson Toole

Jameson Toole
CEO, Fritz

Michelle Wedge

Michelle Wedge
Software Developer, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Michael Weintraub

Michael Weintraub
Professor

Bill Whittington

Bill Whittington
Consulting, Tata Consultancy Services

Audrey Whittington

Audrey Whittington
Vice President, Move Inc

Laura Wright

Laura Wright
Associate Interaction Designer, Red Hat

Sophia Yakoubov

Sophia Yakoubov
Researcher, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Judging Criteria

  • Technical
    Does the technology work? Does it make use of impressive technology?
  • Relevance
    Does the hack attack the problem? Does the hack provide a clear solution?
  • Creativity
    Is the solution completely innovative or does it rely on an existing concept/technology Does the application approach a new problem, or look at an old problem in a new way?
  • Polish
    Is it aesthetically appealing? How creative is the design? Is it user-friendly?