#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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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

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Eliana Alba
Program Coordinator, StartUP FIU

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Lily Barrett
Software Developer, EF Education First

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

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Sebastien Bertrand
Student

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Rohit Bhardwaj
Principal Software Architect, Kronos

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Anselm Blumer
Associate Professor, Tufts University

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Ivy Chenyao
Student, Purdue University

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Wonyl Choi
Ph.D Student, Boston University

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Valentin Churavy
Graduate Student, MIT

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David Cox
Associate Professor, Harvard University

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Ziba Cranmer
Director, BU Spark!

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Mark Crovella
CS Department Chair, Boston University

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Patrick DeKelly
Freelance Programmer

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Fahad Dogar
Assistant Professor, Tufts University

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Perry Donham
Professor, Boston University

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Craig Einstein
Ph.D. Student, Boston University

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Wenxin Feng
Ph.D. Student, Boston University

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Dany Fu
Software Engineer, Boston University

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Peter Gacs
Professor, Boston University

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Lance Galletti
Masters Student, Boston University

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Karen Elliott Greisdorf
Creative Director, Karen Elliott Greisdorf Photography

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

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Robin Healey
Chief Information Officer, Massachusetts State Treasury

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Igor Gilitschenski
Senior Postdoctoral Associate, MIT

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Erica Greene
Engineer, Google Jigsaw

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Ethan Heilman
Researcher, Boston University

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Ben Hescott
Professor, Northeastern University

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Christina Inge
Founder, Thoughtlight

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

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Ajjen Joshi
Ph.D. student, Boston University

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Kevin Liu
Student, Harvard University

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Hanna King
Data Analysis Lead, Panjiva

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Lawrence Luo
Software Engineering & Product Development Student, Boston University

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Aanchal Malhotra
Graduate student, Boston University

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Abraham Matta
Professor, Boston University

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Amma Marfo
Speaker/Facilitator, Fun Enterprises

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Charalampos Mavroforakis
Ph.D. Student, Boston University

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James Mickens
Associate Professor, Harvard University

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Rob Miller
Professor, MIT

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Brooke Mullen
Student, Boston University

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Stefanie Mueller
Assistant Professor, MIT

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Nada Naji
Professor, Northeastern University

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Anton Njavro
Student, Boston University

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Richard Rauscher
Assistant Professor

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Alexander Rush
Assistant Professor, Harvard

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Rasesh Saraiya
UX Designer, Bose Corporation

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Christopher Scranton
Collaborative Technology Partnerships, Jobcase, Inc.

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Amit Shesh
Associate Teaching Professor, Northeastern University

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Jose Sierra
Associate Professor, MIT

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David Sprague
Lecturer, Northeastern University

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Jennifer Stacy
Associate Director, Mass Open Cloud

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Bryan Stevenson
CIO, Catalant Technologies

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Tyler Teng
Freelance Web Developer

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Jameson Toole
CEO, Fritz

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Michelle Wedge
Software Developer, Liberty Mutual Insurance

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Michael Weintraub
Professor

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Bill Whittington
Consulting, Tata Consultancy Services

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Audrey Whittington
Vice President, Move Inc

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Laura Wright
Associate Interaction Designer, Red Hat

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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?