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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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?