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!

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$500 in prizes

Hackers' Choice

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

Best Beginner

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

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


College Students over the age of 18




JP Morgan

JP Morgan





Judging Criteria

  • Innovation
    How innovative & creative an idea is?