Major League Hacking 2022 Hackathon Season

February 5th & 6th, 2022 | Applications Close January 31st

Due to COVID-19, only UMass Amherst students may attend in person. All events will be live streamed and online project submission guidelines will be released soon!

Over the course of 24 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 fourth annual hackathon will be primarily remote with an in person aspect, with virtual events being held on February 5th and 6th, 2022.

In the wake of recent racist indcidents on campus, Hack(H)er413 stands in support of Black students. Read our statement here.

300

Attendees

25+

Sponsor Companies

24

Hours

Hack(H)er413 at Grace Hopper 2021

Thank you to the leaders of Grace Hopper for featuring Hack(H)er413. Take a look at the video that was shown at the conference!

What is a Hackathon?

hak-uh-thon • noun

1. This hackathon is a 24-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

Hack(H)er413 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

This hackathon has free admission. Bring your passion, excitement, and thinking caps!

Schedule Highlights

Events marked with * are in person events only available to UMass Amherst students.

  • Sat., Feb. 5th

    Schedule of Events

    • 8:00am - *Check-in & Registration Begins in the ILC lobby
    • 8:00am - *Breakfast
    • 10:00am - Opening Ceremony
    • 11:00am - Hacking Begins!
    • 12:00pm - Career Fair Plus Meetings Begin
    • 6:00pm - *Dinner
    • 7:30pm - Real Talk Discussion
  • Sun., Feb. 6th

    Schedule of Events

    • 10:30am - Hacking Ends
    • 11:00pm - Judging
    • 2:00pm - Closing Ceremony

A Look Back to Hack(H)er413 in 2021

  • February 13th 2021 entirely online via Hopin
  • 300+ participants, sponsors, and volunteers
  • 80+ different universities / colleges
  • 19 different countries
  • 45 different majors - students from computer science, mathematics, biological sciences, business, economics, engineering, humanities & fine arts, and other fields!
  • For 88 students, it was their first time attending a hackathon
  • 36 attendees had attended 3 or more hackathons before Hack(H)er413 2021
  • 20+ projects submitted!


Get Involved

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

Be a Volunteer

Join us at Hack(H)er413 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.


The Hack(H)er413 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 Hack(H)er413, 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.

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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!

Tracks

Hack(H)er413's tracks are categories we utilize to organize events at the hackathon so participants can have an understanding of the difficulty/programming level before attending. Any participant can attend any event under any track!

Beginner

  • Designed for for undergraduate students and first-time programmers
  • Includes interactive introductory workshops delivered by sponsor companies
  • Curates meet-ups for beginners in technology
  • Optimal track for learning how to code and exploring different languages/technologies

Beginner++

  • Designed for for graduate and Ph.D. students along with advanced programmers
  • Includes workshops delivered by computer science and engineering professors from UMass Amherst on their research/doctoral dissertations
  • Optimal track for exploring further academia and learning concepts outside the classroom

Our Venue

Hack(H)er413 2022 will be held in the Integrated Learning Center (ILC) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus.
Only UMass Amherst students will be able to attend in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but all students are encouraged to participate virtually!

Career Fair Plus at Hack(H)er413

Career Fair Plus is a platform that allows sponsor representatives to schedule 1:1 or group info sessions with attendees to talk about life at their companies and open positions. Hack(H)er413 2022 attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for these meetings starting January 31st. Read more about how to use the platform here!

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, everyone is encouraged to apply. Hack(H)er413 strives to provide a women-empowering environment, including those of other genders that identify as allies.

Where is the event?

University of Massachusetts Amherst students will be given the opportunity to attend the hackathon in person. This is subject to change depending on the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 disease. All other attendees will join virtually via 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 strictly enforce the MLH Code of Conduct.

Hack(H)er413 in the News

Members of the HackHer413 organizing team at a networking event

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

Hack(H)er413 Holds Networking Event, Plans Hackathon for February

HackHer, written in balloons at the 2019 event

February 10, 2019 | By Kallan Angus

Hack(H)er413: My Hackathon Experience


Meet Our Organizing Team

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

Victoria Okoro

Co-Director

Corinne Greene

Co-Director

Nisarga Patil

Nisarga Patil

Assistant Director

Shinju Zhang

Head of Sponsorship

Yuri Kim

Head of Social Media

Keerthana Mandava

Head of Finance

Cynthia Praveen

Head of Diversity and Inclusion

Gauri Barar

Head of Creative Marketing

Hallie Liu

Co-Head of Outreach

Erica Phan

Co-Head of Outreach

Maanya Mishra

Head of Logistics

Akshat Sahay

Co-Director of Hardware | Fuse @ UMass

Nandini Sivakumar

Co-Director of Hardware | Fuse @ UMass

Cody Richter

Tech Team | Fuse @ UMass