Be disruptive!

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.

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!

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Prizes

First Place

BEATS SOLO 3
The project that amalgamates the most points in judging

Second Place

GARMIN TRACKER
The project that amalgamates the second-most points in judging

Third Place

DRONE WITH CAMERA
The project that amalgamates the third-most points in judging

Impact Prize

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 Prize

GOOGLE HOMES from our sponsor - Google

Best Use of Data

JBL SPEAKER from our sponsor MassMutual

Rookie Track

ECHO DOTS
Your team must be formed from people who identify themselves as beginners/enrolled in their first or second semester of Computer Science.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Marie Ozanne

Marie Ozanne

Jared Schwartzer

Jared Schwartzer

Rick Feldman

Rick Feldman

Audrey St. John

Audrey St. John

Sven Aas

Sven Aas

Ashley Wheeler

Ashley Wheeler

Charles Romer

Charles Romer

Lisa Ballesteros

Lisa Ballesteros

Barbara Lerner

Barbara Lerner

Jessica Sidman

Jessica Sidman

Eitan Mendelowitz

Eitan Mendelowitz

Heather Pon-Barry

Heather Pon-Barry

Judging Criteria

  • General Rubric
    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.
  • Ambition
    What’s the project’s ambition? What do they try to solve or improve?
  • Implementation
    Does the project implement appropriate/ effective technology?
  • Innovation
    Does the project introduce a new approach or perspective?
  • Functionality
    Does the project function as intended? Is it working and easy to use?
  • Fit
    Does the project fit in to the prompt?