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


Solve a problem, design a cool website, make something completely random!

Your project must function reasonably and able to be demoed in front of an audience. Screenshots and/or a video are allowed as supplements. 

Hackathon Sponsors


$30,754 in prizes

Best Overall Hack

MP Select Mini 3D Printer
Premium 3D Printer Filament PLA 1.75MM 1kg/spool, Gold
(one for each team member)

Honorable Mention

All-New Amazon Echo Dot - Add Alexa to any room
How to Program Amazon Echo Development E-Book
(one per team member)

Best Beginner's Hack

Rasberry Pi 3 Hardware Starter Kit
(one per team member)

Best Philly Hack

Airbnb Credit
($100 per team member)

Intel: Best Hardware (3)

5 Tablets & 2 Rover Kits

Microsoft: Best Inclusive Design

$75 Microsoft Store codes

Google: Best Use of Google API

$25 Google Play Gift Cards

Squarespace: Best Web Design (2)

1 Lanyard, 1 Bandana, 1 Year Free Squarespace Subscription, journal and pen

Rough Draft Ventures: Most Likely to be a Future Founder

Pitch to Rough Draft Ventures (25k in potential funding for your app from a venture capital firm!) or Lunch with Rough Draft Ventures Reps

Facebook: Best Social Media Hack

FB Solar Backpack

Softheon: Most Innovative/Creative

Kindle, Mophie Portable Charger, Leather Bound Journal

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


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Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    What was special about this idea? How is it different?
  • Technical Difficulty
    How challenging was this project? Has it been done before?
  • Polish
    How well was the project put together?
  • Usefulness
    Is the project viable for future use by a specific, or many, audiences?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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