Empower girls in technology with Southern California's premier hackathon for women.

Join us for a weekend dedicated to filling the gender gap, exploring technology, and building the next big thing! Our mission is to support and nurture women* in tech by hosting Southern California's premiere all female* hackathon. Expect a weekend full of workshops, mentorship, tech talks, social activities, food, and more! No experience necessary, you just need passion.

*trans and non-binary inclusive

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Prizes

$2,810 in prizes

1st Place

Spectacles by Snap Inc. for each member of your team!

2nd Place

JBL Portable Bluetooth Speaker for each member of your team!

3rd Place

Fujifilm Polaroid for each member of your team!

Organizer's Favorite

Portable Charger for each member of your team!

Best Big Data Hack Sponsored by Neudesic

Nintendo Switch for each member of your team!

Best Game Sponsored by Zynga

A trip to Zynga's HQ in San Francisco to present your hack in front of execs for each member of your team!

Best UI/UX Design Sponsored by Google (2)

Google Home Mini for each member of your team!

Best Mobile App Sponsored by Facebook

Facebook-themed mobile accessories for each member of your team!

Best Hack for Humanity Sponsored by Bloomberg

Fujifilm Polaroids for each member of your team!

Best Social Hack Sponsored by Sledgehammer Games

A poster signed by the team that built Call of Duty: Zombies!

Best Use of Twilio API Sponsored by Twilio

Mighty purses for each member of your team!

Most Innovative Hack Sponsored by Redfin

Amazon Echo Dots for each member of your team!

Best Domain Name from Domain.com Sponsored by MLH

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS Sponsored by MLH

$250 AWS Credit

Best Use of Microsoft Technologies Sponsored by Microsoft

Surface Pro 4 for each member of the team!

Best Daily Use Hack Sponsored by BlackRock

Amazon Echo Dots

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

  • Team sizes are limited to up to 4 students
  • Start and complete your hack during the 24 hours of AthenaHacks starting Saturday, February 24 and ending Sunday, February 25
  • Make sure to create a DevPost profile for your hack and submit by 11:30am on Sunday, February 25
  • Be sure to "opt-in" for the prizes your hack qualifies for so judges can find you during the expo
  • Include screenshots, pictures, and/or videos of your hack in your DevPost submission 
  • Teams must also participate and present their hacks in the Project Expo from 1:30-2:30pm on Sunday, February 25

Judges

AthenaHacks

AthenaHacks

Judging Criteria

  • Impact
    Is this a product that people will use in their daily lives? Will it make lives better?
  • Technical Difficulty
    How difficult was it to implement this project? Are there lots of APIs and libraries and languages involved? Did you use a really cool algorithm?
  • Innovation & Creativity
    Is this project unique and innovative? Is it a solution to a problem we have never seen before? A better way of doing something?
  • Experience
    Is your hack polished? Create a streamlined hack that looks as great as it functions!