Pinnacle

February 13th, 2021

Fully Remote

The first all-women (cis and trans) and non-binary students' hackathon in Western Massachusetts.

Over the course of 8 hours, hackathon participants are encouraged to learn and develop new technical skills, network with sponsor company representatives, and innovate with passion.

This hackathon is entirely student organized and aims to increase diversity and inclusion in the technology industry. Our third annual hackathon will be fully remote, with live events being held on February 13th, 2021 online.

300

Attendees

25+

Sponsor Companies

8

Hours

What is a Hackathon?

hak-uh-thon • noun

1. This hackathon is a 8-hour technology marathon where participants form teams to collaborate in creating unique programming or hardware projects to present to a panel of judges and win prizes while attending workshops, fun mini-events, and collecting awesome swag.

Learning and Exploring
New Technologies

Participants have access to interactive workshops on areas including data science, robotics, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, product management, Python (and more) taught by industry professionals and professors.

Career Development and Opportunities

Students are given the opportunity to participate in our career fair, interview onsite with sponsor companies, network exclusively with company representatives, and attend career development sessions.

Open to All Levels:
Beginner and Beginner++

HackHer413 is inclusive of all levels of computer science. We encourage undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D students to attend. Come write your first line of code with us, or come show us all you know!

Free of Cost for Admission
and Bus Transportation

This hackathon has free admission. Bring your passion, excitement, and thinking caps! We will also be coordinating free bus coaches from New York City, Boston (and possibly more locations) for participants to get to the venue.


Get Involved

We encourage all gender identities to get involved with Hack(H)er413 through volunteering, mentoring, judging, recruiting or tabling with us!

Student Ambassadors

HackHer413 has student ambassadors from other universities represent HackHer413 on their university campus.

Be a Volunteer

Join us at HackHer413 as a volunteer to help with briefing sponsors, checking in participants, and supporting the hackathon.

Technical Mentors

Our mentors on the day-of help students with their passion projects by supporting them both technically and surrounding product.


A Look Back at HackHer in 2020

  • Event held on February 8th and 9th, 2020
  • 300+ participants, sponsors, and volunteers
  • Over 35 projects submitted
  • Students from computer science, mathematics, biological sciences, business, economics, engineering, humanities & fine arts, and other fields.

The HackHer413 Experience

Our mission is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all women (cis and trans) and non-binary students of all ethnic, gender, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds and identities to come innovate, learn, and feel safe while doing so!


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Attend Workshops with Professors and Industry

Our sponsors will deliver beginner-level interactive workshops on industry material. Esteemed professors will be giving advance-level talks on their areas of specialization.

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Land an Internship or Full-Time Offer at our Career Fair

All sponsor companies are looking to hire talent for internship or full-time opportunities through HackHer413, so bring your resume and your best pitch!

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Brainstorm, Collaborate, Create, to Win an Award

Team-forming events, mentors, abundance of hardware, and an API directory to provide you with the resources you need to create your hack and win an award!

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Network with Industry Reps in "Coffee with Mentors"

With the small sponsor to attendee ratio in "Coffee with Mentors", attendees get one-on-one time with industry reps to network and learn from their experiences.

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Indulge in the #1 University Dining Halls in the U.S

As an attendee, you have access to the #1 Dining Halls in the country at UMass Amherst as ranked by the Princeton Review. All meals are provided for by HackHer413.

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Engage in "Real Talk" a fishbowl on #WomenInTech

Empower yourself and others by participating in our close-knit "Real Talk" fishbowl discussion surrounding women and non-binary individuals in technology.

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Participate in Tracks: Beginner and Beginner++

Inclusive to individuals of all coding levels from beginner to advanced. All events and workshops are organized based on our Beginner and Beginner++ tracks.

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Launch Your Start-Up or Product and Receive Funding

Fun fact: a 2019 award-winning team won $7,500 to launch their product from the Isenberg Innovation Challenge and are now CEOs of their hack!

The Online Venue

HackHer413 2020 will be fully online using Hopin.


Participants will be able to interact with all parts of the hackathon simply by joining Hopin and entering rooms for each event!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an invention marathon. Students come together to build cool software & hardware creations over 8 hours. It's very beginner friendly.

How much does it cost?

Nothing. Attending a hackathon is free!

Do I need to be a student to attend?

Yes. Only students who are currently enrolled at a college/university or have graduated in the last 12 months are eligible to attend.

I do not identify as a woman or non-binary student. Can I still participate?

Yes! You are able to apply as a volunteer or mentor. Volunteers and mentors will still have full access to the event in exchange for helping out. However, they will not be eligible to submit hacks for prizes.

Where is the event?

The event is being hosted online using Hopin. As the event date draws closer, participants will receive email updates with specific links and information!

Is there a code of conduct?

Yes there is. We enforce it very strongly. You can find it here.

HackHer413 in the News

Members of the HackHer413 organizing team at a networking event

July 17, 2019 | By UMass Amherst News & Relations Staff

HackHer413 Holds Networking Event, Plans Hackathon for February

HackHer, written in balloons at the 2019 event

February 10, 2019 | By Kallan Angus

HackHer413: My Hackathon Experience


Meet Our Organizing Team

Our leaders in technology, marketing, finance, sponsorship, outreach, operations, and more.

Diana Silva

Director

Kashish Arora

Assistant Director

Vindhya Rachur

Head of Sponsorship

Corinne Greene

Head of Logistics

Yuri Kim

Head of Outreach

Keerthana Mandava

Head of Finance

Nisarga Patil

Head of Social Media

Victoria Okoro

Head of Diversity and Inclusion

Gauri Barar

Head of Creative Marketing

Cody Richter

Cody Richter

Technology Director | Fuse @ UMass

Nandini Sivakumar

Hardware Director | Fuse @ UMass