TechTogether Atlanta is committed to providing people of marginalized genders with safe spaces to learn, build, and hack. To learn more about the event, visit our website.

TechTogether's Goals:

  • Redefine the hacker stereotypes in interdisciplinary technology fields.
  • Open to any female (cis and trans) and non-binary individuals interested in STEM of any level – beginner to experienced hackers.
  • Build your network, learn new skills, and join our community, all while bridging the gender gap in the hackathon community.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$3,822 in prizes

Most Courageous Hack Sponsored by TechTogether

This prize is for teams with 3 or more first-time hackers. Each winning team member will receive a $10 Grubhub Giftcard.

Best High School Hack Provided by BU Spark!

The best hack created by a team consisting of all high school students. Winners will get a $20 Amazon gift card.

The Prettiest Hack Sponsored by TechTogether

This prize is for the hack with the best design and UI/UX. Each winning team member will receive a $10 Amazon Giftcard.

The Ultimate Failed Hack Sponsored by TechTogether

This prize is for the team who dreamed big and failed hard. Each winning team member will receive a $10 Amazon Giftcard for trying to make the ultimate hack.

Best AR/VR Hack Sponsored by echoAR

For this challenge, Build the best AR/VR application using the echoAR platform! The only rule is that you must use the echoAR platform. Each team will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card and each team member will win a 1 month-free Business Tier access to echoAR.

Best Financial Hack (Sponsored by Capital One)

Create a fun financial hack! Amazon gift cards ($200/member) to each winning team member.

Best “Retail, Banking, or Restaurant” Hack (Sponsored by NCR)

Develop a disruptive and innovative solution that solves at least one of NCR’s most significant problems for Banks, Stores, or Restaurants. $100 gift card to each winning team member from one of the following: Amazon, UberEats, or Visa.

Best Work From Home Hack Sponsored by TechTogether Atlanta

This prize is for the hack made for students, employees, and anyone working from home. Each team member will win a RocketBook Reusable Notebook (Bullet).

Best Interactive Art Hack Sponsored by TechTogether Atlanta

This prize is for the hack that integrates art, user interaction, and technology. Each winning team member will win a Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera, Instax Mini, Twin Pack Film, Hanging Frames, Plastic Frames, Case, and Close Up Filters.

Best Social Good Hack Sponsored by TechTogether Atlanta

This prize is for mission-driven hacks that aim to make the world a better place. 32 oz. Wide Mouth Hydroflask with Straw Lid to each winning team member.

Best Self-Care Hack Sponsored by TechTogether Atlanta

This prize is for the team that builds a hack focused on self-love, mental health, and general wellness. A Headspace gift card for $70 (Value of One Year Subscription) to each winning team member.

Gamification for Education Sponsored Microsoft

Gamification is defined as “the application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts”. So, how are you and your team going to help people learn in a fun way? Maybe they have to sort through trash and recycling as it falls from the top of a building into the correct bins. Maybe it’s about having the user design a car to race and see how choices like speed, weight, energy type, etc. impact their carbon footprint. The possibilities are endless, but regardless of what you want to help people learn, you will help leave a lasting impact on the world. If you are looking for some existing inspiration, check out Microsoft MakeCode or a little game that you may have heard of called Minecraft.

Each member will receive an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate & LinkedIn Learning Membership. As a team: $1,000 USD to be donated to an approved charity of their choice to support our joint initiative – social good!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

To participate as a hacker, you must...

  • Identify as female (cis or trans) and non-binary
  • Be at least 14 years old
  • There are no location restrictions!
  • Cis-gender men are welcome to mentor, volunteer, judge, or participate as sponsors!

    ** TechTogether can not ship our prizes internationally. Therefore, international participants will be wired the value of their prize.

Requirements

1. Work must be entirely completed during the hackathon hours.

2. You must submit a 2 minute (max) video demo!

3. You must be on a team of 2-6 people.

Judges

TechTogether

TechTogether

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Execution
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?
  • Presentation
    How well was the project presented? Did it make the hack more compelling? Did it give a good idea of its purpose?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?
  • Adherence to Theme
    Does the hack adhere to the event’s theme? Does it implement that theme fully or just partially?

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