Major League Hacking 2019 Hackathon Season

The first all-women and non-binary students' hackathon in Western Mass!

February 9 - 10, 2019 — UMass Amherst

Our Mission

HackHer413 is a hackathon for women and nonbinary students hosted at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Over the course of 24 hours, hackathon participants are encouraged to learn new skills, network, and build something that they are passionate about. This student-run hackathon aims to help increase diversity in the tech industry. We hope you can join us!

Check out our Schedule!

Free Round Trip Buses from NYC and Boston!

This year we are happy to announce we will be providing free round trip buses to the event from both New York and Boston. Bus tickets will require a deposit of $10 that will be reimbursed once you board the bus. More details on the timing and logistics are on the sign up page once you RSVP for the event on our dashboard. Tickets are limited so secure yours today!

HackHer413 Bus

Meet our Keynote, Julie Flannery!

Julie graduated with Honors from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a Bachelor's degree in Computer and Information Science. She started her career as a software engineer for Motorola and then held various roles as a member of the engineering teams at Enterasys Networks and Lucent Technologies. Julie joined EMC in August, 2007 and has been both an individual contributor and team leader. Originally joining to work on the Celerra product, she has worked on many of the mid-range product offerings including VNX, VNXe and Unity. Julie currently leads the NGMPG Product and Delivery Team at Dell EMC for the next-gen mid-range product offering. Responsibilities include driving process, planning and execution across the extended development team. Additionally, her team provides system integration expertise to both external and internal development partners evaluating, driving and validating system solutions. She is happy to say that she has participated in several hackathons while at Dell EMC and is excited for the opportunity to be involved in the first HackHer413!

A Sneak Peak at some of our Prizes...


Prepare for a weekend of hacking fun with these online resources hand-picked by our planning team!


A hackathon is an invention marathon. Students come together to build cool software & hardware creations over 24 hours. It’s very beginner friendly.

Nothing. Attending a hackathon is free!

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

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

The event is being hosted at UMass Amherst in the Integrated Learning Center (ILC).

We will be offering limited spots on a bus from Boston, MA and from New York City, NY. Participants can sign up once they RSVP.

Honeybees operate in colonies where all the worker bees are female - from the nurse bees to the battle/warrior bees. We thought it was a good representation of women working hard and working together to solve problems!

Major League Hacking is the official student hackathon league in North America & Europe. We work with over 200 Member Events and empower over 70,000 students every year.

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

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Our Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring HackHer413? Check out our Sponsorship Packet or send us an email at!

Our Partners

Meet the Team

Katie House, HackHer413 Director

Katie House

HackHer413 Director

Shreya Sharma, HackHer413 Assistant Director

Shreya Sharma

HackHer413 Assistant Director

Sarah Manlove, Head of Technology and Operations

Sarah Manlove

Head of Technology & Operations

Disha Srivastava, Head of Sponsorship

Disha Srivastava

Head of Sponsorship

Risa Kim, Head of Finance

Risa Kim

Head of Finance

Alicia Bochnak, Head of Marketing

Alicia Bochnak

Head of Marketing

Shreya Sawant, Head of Internal Outreach

Shreya Sawant

Head of Internal Outreach

Reetika Roy, Co-Head of External Outreach

Reetika Roy

Co-Head of External Outreach

Victoria Okoro, Co-Head of External Outreach

Victoria Okoro

Co-Head of External Outreach

Vindhya Rachur, Head of Hardware

Vindhya Rachur

Head of Hardware

Nila Abirami Sadeeshkumar, Head of Volunteers

Nila Abirami Sadeeshkumar

Head of Volunteers

Ishan Khatri, HackUMass Director

Ishan Khatri

HackUMass Director