TechTogether Boston 2019: Boston's Largest All Female, Femme-Non Binary Hackathon! #MakingTheNewNormal

TechTogether Boston, previously known as SheHacks Boston, is Boston's largest student-run hackathon open to all female and femme non-binary individuals!

Our mission is to...

  • Empower women and femme non-binary individuals in technology to achieve
  • Provide them with opportunities to explore the tech industry in an inspiring, encouraging, and energizing environment
  • Create a community of inclusivity within the tech industry

For more information, please check out our website: https://boston.techtogether.io

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Prizes

$22,875 in prizes

Best Hack for Boston

Surface Gos for all members of the team

Best UI/UX Hack

Sketch Licenses for all members of the team

Funniest Hack

Google Cardboards for all members of the team

Best All Beginner Team Hack

JBL speakers for all members of the team

Best High School Hack

Airpods for all members of the team

Best Failed Hack Challenge

UberEats gift cards for all members of the team

Best Education Hack

Each winner will be gifted a Udemy course of the winner's choice

Health Issues Hack

Google Homes for all members of the team

Gender Equality Hack

$100 Amazon Gift Card per member

Climate Change Environmental Sustainability Challenge

FitBits for all members of the team

Waste Reduce Environmental Sustainability Challenge

FitBits for all members of the team

Policy Makers and Citizens Political Polarization Challenge

Amazon Echos for all members of the team

Fake News Political Polarization Challenge

Amazon Echos for all members of the team

TwoSigma - Best Use of Open Source Data For Social Good

Swag bags for all members of the team

IBM Research Award - Trusted AI: Making AI Safer and More Fair (3)

Internship for IBM research or interview for full time position

Bloomberg - Best Social Good Hack

4 mini projectors / portable projectors

Rough Draft Ventures - Best Entrepreneurial Hack (2)

Swag bag, lunch with RDV co-founders, and an opportunity to pitch RDV for up to $25K in funding

Validity - Best Charitable Hack

6 Duck Tour tickets and Fenway hats. If eligible, you get a guaranteed interview.

BCBS - Mental Health Issues Hack

Internships for all members of the team

Experimental Civic & Hacker Noon - Come As You Are

$100 Amazon gift card and an opportunity for winning team to pitch/showcase their project to the City of Boston

JPMorgan Chase - Best Hack for Disaster Relief and Recovery (2)

Bose SoundLink Wireless Headphones for all members of the first winning team, Raspberry Pi Ultimate Starter Kits for all members of the second winning team

Microsoft - Azure Champ Challenge (2)

Automatic entry in Imagine Cup 2019 Semi-Finals and two chances to become one of the few elite teams at our regional finals, plus Xbox One Xs for each team member

Wayfair - Best Use of Wayfair API

Oculus Go headsets

Wayfair - Best Hack for Housing Inequality

Donation to charity, swag bag

Underscore VC - Best Use of Human-Centered AI

1. Guaranteed interview for our U_First accelerator
2. Two 30-minute mentorship sessions with the winning team to advise on the hack/project -> company transition

Capital One - Best Financial Hack

$300 gift cards for each team member

Mathworks - Best Use of Data Hack

Drones for all members of the team

Contrary Capital - Scrappiest Hack

Dinner with Chief of Staff and opportunity to pitch their project + AMA

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit for each team member

MassCEC - Best Clean Transportation Hack

$300 to the winning team

Red Hat - Best Masked Machine Learning Hack

Red Hat backpack filled with swag + 100 Visa giftcard

Spark! Inclusion in Tech Hack

Oculus Go headsets and subscriptions to Treehouse.com for all members of the team

Boston Women's Workforce Council - Hack the Gender Wage Gap

$500 cash award

Liberty Mutual - Gender Equality Hack

Smart bracelets + $250 donation to Girls Who Code

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

To participate as a hacker, you must...

  • Identify as female or femme non-binary
  • Be at least 16 years old 

If you do not meet those criteria, please consider joining us at TechTogether Boston as a volunteer or mentor! Read more on volunteering/mentoring here.

How to enter

We will be accepting rolling applications up until March 21, 2019. To register for TechTogether Boston, please complete this form.

Judges

Abraham Matta

Abraham Matta
Boston University

Anne Issartel

Anne Issartel
Experimental Civics

Aline Yurik

Aline Yurik
Blue Cross Blue Shield

Ariel Horowitz

Ariel Horowitz
IBM

B Cavello

B Cavello
IBM

Bobbie Carlton

Bobbie Carlton
Experimental Civics

Brasanth Anbalagan

Brasanth Anbalagan
Microsoft

Chad Pytel

Chad Pytel
Thoughtbot

Chris Lord

Chris Lord
Armored Things

Deniz Johnson

Deniz Johnson
Dell

Grace Heard

Grace Heard
Dell

Heena Purohit

Heena Purohit
IBM

Hema Veeradhi

Hema Veeradhi
MathWorks

Justine Bellew

Justine Bellew
Bloomberg

Jerry Kilmartin

Jerry Kilmartin
Blue Cross Blue Shield

Kapiolani Kassal

Kapiolani Kassal
Validity

Katherine Eshel

Katherine Eshel
City of Boston

Kim Lucas

Kim Lucas
City of Boston

Kimberly Leon

Kimberly Leon
Oculus VR

Mubing Liu

Mubing Liu
Bloomberg

Lance McCarthy

Lance McCarthy
John Hancock

Marion Meirlaen

Marion Meirlaen
Dell

Nicole Peterson

Nicole Peterson
Red Hat

Rachel Shu

Rachel Shu
Bloomberg

Rashi Khurana

Rashi Khurana
Shutterstock

Sarah Medeiros

Sarah Medeiros
Underscore

Samantha Karam

Samantha Karam
Wayfair

Shena Lohardho

Shena Lohardho
Red Hat

Shereen Shermek

Shereen Shermek
Boston Women's Who Code

Sumita Palanisamy

Sumita Palanisamy
Shutterstock

Trudi Lord

Trudi Lord
Concord Consortium

Vipresh Gangwal

Vipresh Gangwal
IBM

Wai Yim

Wai Yim
City of Boston

Wendy Woodin

Wendy Woodin
Facebook

Zaid Haque

Zaid Haque
MassCEC

Zoe Song

Zoe Song
Slalom Build

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
  • Presentation
  • Usefulness
  • Difficulty