Our mission is to support and nurture women* in tech by hosting Southern California's premiere all female* hackathon. Expect a weekend full of workshops, mentorship, tech talks, social activities, food, and more! No experience necessary, you just need passion.


*trans and non-binary inclusive


  • Team sizes are limited to up to 4 students
  • Start and complete your hack during the 24 hours of AthenaHacks starting Saturday, April 6 and ending Sunday, April 7
  • Make sure to create a DevPost profile for your hack and submit by 11:30am on Sunday, April 7
  • Be sure to "opt-in" for the prizes your hack qualifies for so judges can find you during the expo
  • Include screenshots, pictures, and/or videos of your hack in your DevPost submission 
  • Teams must also participate and present their hacks in the Project Expo from 1pm-2pm on Sunday, April 7

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,829 in prizes

Best Data Science Hack Sponsored by Neudesic

AirPods for each team member!

Azure Champ Challenge Sponsored by Microsoft

XBoxes and an entry into the Imagine Cup Semifinals!

Best Game Sponsored by Activision

Trip to Activision HQ!

Best Daily Use Hack by Bloomberg

Polaroids for each team member!

Best Hack for Good Sponsored by Honey

Beats Solo 3 for each team member!

Best Women Empowerment Hack Sponsored by Facebook

Oculus Go Headsets for each team member!

Most Innovative Cyber Security Hack Sponsored by Raytheon

Summer internships!

Best Mobile Hack Sponsored by Zynga

Trip to Zynga HQ!

Best UI/UX Sponsored by Google

Google Home Minis for each team member!

Best Use of Ruby on Rails Sponsored by Invoca

Raspberry Pi Complete Starter Kit for each team member!

Best Transportation Related Hack Sponsored by Lyft

Lyft credit for each team member!

Best Use of Blockstack Sponsored by MLH

$100 Amazon Gift Cards for each team member!

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com Sponsored by MLH

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit for each team member!

Best Use of Google Cloud Platform Sponsored by MLH

Google Home Minis for each team member!

Best Use of Snap Kit Sponsored by MLH

Spectacles for each team member!

Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device Sponsored by MLH

DragonBoard 410Cs for each team member!

Best Beginner Hack by AthenaHacks!

Rocketbook Notebooks for each team member!

Athena’s Favorite

Polaroid Printer for each team member!

Best Overall Hack

Nintendo Switches for each team member!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




Judging Criteria

  • Impact
    Is this a product that people will use in their daily lives? Will it make lives better?
  • Technical Difficulty
    How difficult was it to implement this project? Are there lots of APIs and libraries and languages involved? Did you use a really cool algorithm?
  • Innovation & Creativity
    Is this project unique and innovative? Is it a solution to a problem we have never seen before? A better way of doing something?
  • Experience
    Is your hack polished? Create a streamlined hack that looks as great as it functions!

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