BuildHer Women's Hackathon 2017

Welcome to Chicago's first-ever student-run women's hackathon!

BuildHer offers hackers old and new the chance to attend beginner-friendly workshops, meet companies looking for talented women and non-binary people, and connect with other women and non-binary people looking to mix their pre-existing passions with coding.

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Applications are now closed for BuildHer 2017.


Your submission must be original, and built in groups of no greater than 4 people. Other than that, the sky's the limit!


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Seda Ogrenci-Memik
Professor / Northwestern University

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Eleanor "Nell" O'Rourke
Professor / Northwestern University

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Molly Bostic
Principal Program Manager / Microsoft

Judging Criteria

  • Empathy/Impact
    Does your submission address someone's pain point(s)? Could your submission positively impact other people? Human-centered design is incredibly important to BuildHer's cause.
  • Innovation
    Is your submission novel?
  • Interdisciplinary Nature
    Does your submission bring together the knowledge from coding/computer science and another field in order to make something totally awesome?