24-hour female-empowerment hackathon open to all genders, majors, and backgrounds!

HackViolet, hosted by the Association for Women in Computing at Virginia Tech, is a 24-hour female-empowerment hackathon with a specific mission to encourage all individuals to learn about and become change agents for the gender gap in technology by innovating and inspiring with code. We welcome students of all genders, majors, and backgrounds! Register for a weekend full of enriching workshops, meeting like-minded individuals, winning great prizes, receiving free swag, connecting with top tech companies, and so much more! For more information, visit hackviolet.com

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Prizes

$21,809 in prizes

Best Overall (2)

1st Place: Up to $1600, with a $400 cash prize per participant

2nd Place: Up to $800, with a $200 cash prize per participant

Best First-Time Hack (2)

This prize is awarded to a team of all first-time hackers.

1st Place: Apple Watch SE or Samsung Galaxy Watch, per participant

2nd Place: Bose SoundLink Portable Bluetooth Speaker, per participant

Best Hack to Support Women

iPad (7th generation), per participant

Most Impactful Data-Driven Hack

AirPods or Samsung Galaxy Buds, per participant

Best Epic Fail Hack

One month Leetcode subscription & a Cracking the Coding Interview book, per participant

Best UI/UX

1 month Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription, per participant

Most Creative Hack

One year Netflix or Disney+ subscription, per participant

[Sponsored by Estee Lauder Companies] Best Self-Care Hack (2)

1st place: Microsoft Surface per participant, $300 AMEX gift card for the entire team, ELC Swag, Guaranteed Interview, and Mentorship

2nd place: $200 AMEX gift card for the entire team, ELC Swag, Guaranteed Interview, and Mentorship

[Sponsored by Bloomberg] Most Philanthropic Hack

Jabra Elite 85h Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones, per participant

[Sponsored by Google Cloud] Best Use of Google Cloud

1st place: Patagonia Backpack, Acrylic Trophy, and Water Bottle, per participant

2nd place: Google Nest Mini, per participant

[Sponsored by Willowtree] Most Innovative Mobile App

$200 Amazon E-Gift Card for the entire team

[Sponsored by Appian] Best Automation Application

$100 Doordash E-Gift Card, per participant

[Sponsored by Blackboard] Best Use of Blackboard API

JBL Xtreme 2 Speaker, per participant

[Sponsored by Captech] Best Female-Empowerment Hack

Captech Swag, per participant

[Sponsored by Ventera Corporation] Best Web App

$50 E-Gift Card of choice, Internship or Full-Time Interview, and 30-Minute Mentoring Call with a Ventera Developer, per participant

[Sponsored by CoStar Group] Best Hack for Group Living in ‘2020’

1st place: $225 Amazon E-Gift Card for the entire team

2nd place: $150 Amazon E-Gift Card for the entire team

[Sponsored by RSM] Best Design with Security in Mind

Wifi Pineapple Mark VII Basic, per participant

[Sponsored by EchoAR] Best Use of AR/VR

$50 gift card for the entire team and a 1-month free Business Tier access, per participant

[Sponsored by MLH] Best Domain Registered with Domain.com (4)

PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger & Domain.com Backpack, per participant

*Register a .tech, .space, or .online domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger & Domain.com Backpack.*

[Sponsored by MLH] Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key (80)

Grove Beginner Kits, per participant

*Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with Arduino Uno R3 included. We select two winning teams for this category. Each winning team member will receive a prize!*

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Teams must be made of 2-4 people

  • Participants must be students enrolled in a high school, undergraduate, or graduate program

  • Participants must register at https://tinyurl.com/hackviolet 

Requirements

In order to be eligible for prizes, make sure to:

  1. Submit to Devpost by 12:30 PM, January 31, 2020.

  2. Include a 3 minute (maximum) video demo

Judges

HackViolet

HackViolet

Judging Criteria

  • Dependent on individual prize categories

theme

  • Social Good