5th annual women-centric hackathon at Rutgers University

HackHERS 5.0 is the fifth iteration of Rutgers' annual, women-centric hackathon. On February 16-17, over 400 students from colleges throughout the U.S. will come together for 24 hours to turn their ideas into reality. HackHERS is organized by Rutgers Women in Computer Science, in collaboration with the Douglass Project for Women in STEM. 

Attendees will enjoy a weekend of awesome tech, food, swag, workshops, and mini-events while learning from distinguished speakers, inspiring mentors, and peers. Students will come together and get involved in learning, planning, and developing projects– ranging from web applications to hardware hacks–with the ultimate goal offostering growth and productivity among women who want to code. 

We want to create a space where women feel empowered to create with code and explore tech culture, and we invite everyone to help us achieve that.

**We use the inclusive definition of “women” and “female” and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people.

View full rules


  • Individuals who are undergraduate or graduate students
  • Must be registered as a hacker (www.ruhackhers.org)
  • All genders are welcome!


Make your project, submit your hack including your entire codebase (ex. Github repository link) to Devpost and attend the HackHERS expo to show off what you built. You must demo at the expo and submit on Devpost in order to be eligible for prizes. 


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Cynthia Sanchez Gomez
Director of Douglass-DIMACS

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Ana Centeno
Professor at Rutgers University

Judging Criteria

  • TBD