Where hackers of all backgrounds get together and build cool things!
WHACK: Where students from all backgrounds come together to Wellesley's community and create something big.
WHACK is Wellesley College’s annual hackathon: a grand gathering of people who build tech projects in topics that they are passionate about. Throughout the hackathon, you’ll team up with people with similar interests, think out of the box, learn new technologies, ask questions, step out of your comfort zones and challenge yourself, and have lots of fun! Come and enjoy a weekend of awesome tech, food, swag, prizes, workshops, and mini-events while learning from distinguished speakers, inspiring mentors, and peers from over 35 different colleges. We consider WHACK a success if you make new connections and gain skills that will stay with you long after WHACK is over. No experience is needed, all you need is love for tech! See you there!
Got to https://wellesleyhacks.org/ for more info!
$500 in prizes
Project that receives the most votes wins a special prize!
Wayfair Challenge: Best Hack to Help Housing Inequality
Twilio Challenge: Best Use of Twilio API
Prizes: Women in Science (book), Women Changed Science (book), NASA Onesie, Harry Potter Lego Kits, NASA Lego Kit, Scarf
JPM Challenge: Best Hack for Social Good
Prize: Bose SoundLink Wireless Headphones
Eligibility: At least 3 of the team members must be first-time hackers
Prize: Amazon Fire Tablets
Best use of Blockstack
Create an app using the Blockstack Platform. Each winning team member will receive a pair of Apple BeatsX Earphones. The opportunity with Blockstack doesn't end with the event. Any app built with Blockstack during a hackathon that successfully registers for the App Mining program will receive an additional $200 reward.
Best Domain Registered with Domain.com
Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Domain.com branded backpack.
Best Use of Google Cloud (2)
Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini.
Best UiPath Automation Hack
Build an automation hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a UiPath/MLH Branded Backpack and an opportunity to interview for a UiPath Internship in 2020 with a high recommendation!
Best use of Twilio
Create a hack using Twilio's powerful communications API. Do things like send SMS messages, phone calls, email, and much more in your project. The team that has the best use of Twilio will win a $50 Amazon gift card per team member.
Alpha Brand: Best Female Empowerment Hack
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
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