THE FIRST WOMEN'S COLLEGE HACKATHON
Like our school's founder, we reckon ourselves pioneers: change-makers unafraid to be the first to do great work. Mount Holyoke is the oldest women's college in the United States, and, true to this spirit, we were the first women's college to host a hackathon. HackHolyoke is a 24-hour hackathon that welcomes 200 hackers from around the country to be fearless, to truly be innovative, and to develop brilliantly new and disruptive technologies.
50:50 GENDER RATIO
Hack Holyoke is the FIRST hackathon ever to achieve a 1:1 gender ratio! Whether you are an experienced hacker or a complete novice, HackHolyoke will have an array of prizes for our array of participants, even for non-hack related activities so everyone has a chance of winning!
BEATS SOLO 3
The project that amalgamates the most points in judging
The project that amalgamates the second-most points in judging
DRONE WITH CAMERA
The project that amalgamates the third-most points in judging
JBL FLIP 4 SPEAKER
Projects that aim to solve problems in a community, define what the problem, and try to tackle that issue and should include environmental issues
GOOGLE HOMES from our sponsor - Google
Best Use of Data
JBL SPEAKER from our sponsor MassMutual
Your team must be formed from people who identify themselves as beginners/enrolled in their first or second semester of Computer Science.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Audrey St. John
Hack should demonstrate complete understanding of the technology used. It should be implemented completely and should present the expected behaviour. Hack should look visually appealing. Web front end as well as hardware used should be clean.
What’s the project’s ambition? What do they try to solve or improve?
Does the project implement appropriate/ effective technology?
Does the project introduce a new approach or perspective?
Does the project function as intended? Is it working and easy to use?
Does the project fit in to the prompt?