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

Join us for a weekend of learning, collaboration, and inspiration. We are excited to bring together 300 hackers from all over the region alongside speakers and mentors from all over the nation - visit athenahacks.com for more information!

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Prizes

$7,036 in prizes

1st Place

Amazon Echo's for each person on your team!

2nd Place

Parrot Mambo Drones for each person on your team!

3rd Place

Fitbit Flex 2's for each person on your team!

Best Use of Microsoft Technology Sponsored by Microsoft

A Surface Pro 4 for everyone on your team!

Best Internet of Things Hack Sponsored by Honeywell

Chromecasts for everyone on your team!

Best Smart Home Hack Sponsored by Qualcomm

An Amazon Echo Dot for everyone on your team!

Best Mobile Game Sponsored by Zynga

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

Best Health & Wellness Hack Sponsored by Intel

Sparkfun Inventor Kits for everyone on your team!

Best Beginner's Hack Sponsored by Hulu

Hulu Giftcards & Roku Streaming Video Stick for everyone on your team!

Best IOS App Sponsored by Make School

Full scholarship to Make School's Summer Academy for Mobile Development for all members of your team!

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 AWS Credit

Best Domain Name From Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bags

#HackHarassment

Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment! Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Members of the winning team receive Hack Harassment Battery Packs!

Organizer's Favorite Sponsored by MakeyMakey

4 MakeyMakey Classic Innovator Kits!

Best User Experience Sponsored by Google (2)

Google swag for everyone on your team!

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, April 8th and ending Sunday, April 9th
  • Make sure to create a DevPost profile for your hack and submit by 11:59am on Sunday, April 9th
  • 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 1-3pm on Sunday, April 9th

Judges

AthenaHacks

AthenaHacks
AthenaHacks

Anna Barber

Anna Barber
TechStars LA

Maia Borghese

Maia Borghese
Laurel & Wolf

Sabrina Grigorian

Sabrina Grigorian
Qualcomm

Byron Woodfork

Byron Woodfork
8th Light

Katherine Harris

Katherine Harris
Microsoft

Sajini Manikandan

Sajini Manikandan
Zynga

Michelle Del Rosario

Michelle Del Rosario
Zynga

Kayleigh Bottini

Kayleigh Bottini
Zynga

Emily Kuo

Emily Kuo
Zynga

Maegan Clawges

Maegan Clawges
Youtube

Audrey Wu

Audrey Wu
CONVRG

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!