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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
We encourage all gender identities to get involved with Hack(H)er413 through volunteering, mentoring, judging, recruiting or tabling with us!
HackHer413 has student ambassadors from other universities represent HackHer413 on their university campus.
Join us at HackHer413 as a volunteer to help with briefing sponsors, checking in participants, and supporting the hackathon.
Our mentors on the day-of help students with their passion projects by supporting them both technically and surrounding product.
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!
Our sponsors will deliver beginner-level interactive workshops on industry material. Esteemed professors will be giving advance-level talks on their areas of specialization.
All sponsor companies are looking to hire talent for internship or full-time opportunities through HackHer413, so bring your resume and your best pitch!
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!
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.
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.
Empower yourself and others by participating in our close-knit "Real Talk" fishbowl discussion surrounding women and non-binary individuals in technology.
Inclusive to individuals of all coding levels from beginner to advanced. All events and workshops are organized based on our Beginner and Beginner++ tracks.
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!
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!
Interested in learning more about sponsoring HackHer413 2021?
Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to connecting with you and your organization!
A hackathon is an invention marathon. Students come together to build cool software & hardware creations over 8 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 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.
The event is being hosted online using Hopin. As the event date draws closer, participants will receive email updates with specific links and information!
Yes there is. We enforce it very strongly. You can find it here.
July 17, 2019 | By UMass Amherst News & Relations Staff
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