FemmeHacks is an all-women collegiate hackathon that aims to create a welcoming environment for women in tech. FemmeHacks is available to all women, beginner to experienced, and allows students to explore their passion for tech by building on web, mobile and hardware.


  • Participants: If you applied to FemmeHacks, received an offer to attend and went on to confirm that you will do so, you are eligible to attend FemmeHacks. If you attended and hacked at FemmeHacks, then you are eligible to make a submission.
  • Teams: up to 4 members per team

Hackathon Sponsors


$4,520 in prizes

Best Overall Hack

Parrot AR mini drones

Best By Women for Women Hack

Moto 360 for women

Best Tech for Good Hack

Bluetooth Speakers

Honorable Mention

Stephen Starr restaurant gift card for your team

Best Use of Lyft API

$400 credit

Best Product/App that UpLyfts others

$200 credit

Best Hardware Hack

4 Dell tablets

Best Hack Harassment Hack

4 Dell Tablets

Best Health and/or Owl-Related Hack

$200 Amazon gift card

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Awesome Panel of Judges

Awesome Panel of Judges

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount? This is the most important criterion that your hack will be judged upon for the general prizes.
  • Originality
    Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Polish
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use?

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