HackHERS is the annual, women-centric hackathon at Rutgers University, organized by Rutgers Women in Computer Science and The Douglass Project. We want to create a space in which women can explore tech culture and be empowered to create with code, and we invite everyone to help us achieve that.

For 24 hours, students come together and get involved in learning, planning, and developing projects–ranging from web applications to hardware hacks–with the ultimate goal of fostering growth and productivity among women who want to code.

Hackathon Sponsors


$2,020 in prizes

Best Overall Hack

Amazon Fire 7 Tablet

Most Unique Hack

Bluetooth Headphones

Best Beginner Hack

Amazon Echo Dot

For Women, By Women

Smart Watches

Best Video Game Hack

Gaming Mouse

Best Design

Bluetooth Speakers

Most Silly Hack

Toilet Ceramic Mugs

Best Use of UPS API

Best Use of iCIMS API

Best Financial Hack from Capital One

Best Visualization Tool Hack from Lockheed Martin

Best Hack for Social Good from J.P. Morgan Chase

Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones

Best FinTech Hack from Vanguard

Google Home Minis

Best Safety Reporting App from Exxon Mobil

Jaybird headphones/Ninja blender/JBL speaker/ $100 Uber gift card

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Cynthia Sanchez Gomez

Cynthia Sanchez Gomez

Lars Sorensen

Lars Sorensen

Randi Zimmerman

Randi Zimmerman

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity/Innovation/Uniqueness
  • Usability
  • Difficulty
  • Quality/Beauty
  • Overall Product

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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