sheBUILDS is a two-day, online global hackathon hosted by Girl Who Code at Berkeley for high school and college female-identifying students. As a beginner-friendly hackathon, we aim to equip our participants with 21st-century skills in order to help close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. There are three tracks for hackers to choose to base their projects around: Climate Change, Social Inclusion, and the Passion Hack. For more information surrounding these tracks, please refer to the sheBUILDS hacker guide. In addition to the hacking, there will also be workshops hosted throughout the event for amazing topics to discover like getting an introduction to coding languages such as Python and HTML!

Agenda (all times are in PST)

May 1st, 2021

9-9:30AM Intros and Kickoff Event

9:30-10 AM Intro to Hackathons Workshop

10-10:30 AM Sponsors Introduction

10:30-11 AM Team Formations

11-11:30 AM Lunch/Networking Event

11:30 AM-12:15 PM Project Brainstorm/Intro to Github Workshop

12:15-2 PM Begin Hacking! + Intro to AI Workshop

2-2:15 PM Break

2:15-4 PM Continue Hacking/ Intro to Python Workshop

4-4:15 PM Break

4:15-5 PM Continue Hacking/Empowering Women in STEAM Workshop

5-5:30 PM Intro to HTML/CSS Workshop

5:30-6 PM Intro to Javascript Workshop

6-7 PM Dinner

7-8 PM Continue Hacking/ STEM Opportunities Workshop

May 2nd, 2021

10-10:30 AM Submit Projects

10:30-11 AM Presentation about Judges

11-11:30 AM Lunch

11:30 AM-1:30 PM Presentation of Projects

1:30-2 PM Judges Discussion

2-3 PM Awards and Ending Ceremony

 

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$780 in prizes

$100 per team

$25 per member, first overall prize

Exclusive Click Up Swag (2)

Our sponsor ClickUp will provide exclusive swag for all members of the first and second place overall teams

Qoom Pro Plan (3)

A one year membership for all members of the first, second, and third place overall teams. The membership includes a custom domain, Qoom branding removed, 2 GB of storage, a free SSL certificate, and free domain privacy protection!

ClickUp Unlimited

A one year membership for all members of the first place overall team. The membership includes unlimited storage, unlimited list, board, and calendar views, unlimited integrations, unlimited dashboards, guests and permissions goals, portfolios, and custom fields

Exclusive Dropbox Swag (6)

Our sponsor Dropbox will provide exclusive swag for all members of the first, second, and third place overall teams, as well as best passion, best social inclusion, and best climate change hacks

$80 per team

$20 per member, second overall prize

ClickUp Unlimited

A six month membership for all members of the second place overall team. The membership includes unlimited storage, unlimited list, board, and calendar views, unlimited integrations, unlimited dashboards, guests and permissions goals, portfolios, and custom fields

$60 per team

$15 per member, third overall prize

$10 gift card per member (3)

Teams that win best passion hack, best social inclusion hack, or best climate change hack will win a $10 gift card (per member) for a card of their choice

Professional Development (3)

Teams that win best passion, best social inclusion, or best climate change hack will win a professional development opportunity which includes a one on one resume review with feedback

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

The three project tracks for sheBUILDS are Climate Change, Social Inclusion, and the Passion Hack. For more information regarding the tracks and what they entail, please refer to the sheBUILDS hacker guide that was emailed to you along with your acceptance. Projects are to be ONE submission and should be submitted by one team member to the sheBUILDS Devpost with the project's GitHub link. Any other questions should be directed under the appropriate channel in the Slack, otherwise email gwcberkeley@gmail.com

Judges

Teresa Tseng

Teresa Tseng
Software Engineer/Column

Kate Kuehl

Kate Kuehl
Software Engineer

Judging Criteria

  • Application/Impact
    Does the project have any feasible application and/or have a social impact? Will this help the community with a real problem they are facing? Can this be implemented? (This will be used to judge the Climate Change and Social Inclusion projects)
  • Functionality/Quality
    Is the project free of major bugs? Does it look appealing? No part of the project needs to be perfect, but there may be a problem if it is not user-friendly.
  • Creativity
    Is this project unique and innovative? Is it a solution or creation we have never seen before?
  • Technical Complexity
    The team should display a good level of knowledge in terms of the technology they have used in implementing their project.

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