At ElleHacks, our mission is to create a space for women & nonbinary students across North America to design, develop, and demo their extraordinary ideas. Open to students from all backgrounds and experience levels, ElleHacks is THE hackathon to make new friends, network with recruiters, and pick up cool skills through workshops, speaker sessions, activities, and games.

 

E L I G I B I L I T Y 

1. Partipants must be located in or studying at an institute in North America.

2. Only participants who have received an acceptance email from info@ellehacks.com are permitted to submit their projects on Devpost. 

3. You do not need to have a team to submit a project. If you have a team, it may have up to 4 members. You can find and join a team on our Discord server.

4. All team members must join ElleHacks' Discord server (bit.ly/discord-ellehacks) and Hopin event (hopin.com/events/ellehacks).

 

Learn more about ElleHacks at ellehacks.com.

Check out our socials here: linktr.ee/ellhacks.

Requirements

1.  Your project must be created on the weekend of the hackathon (Friday, February 11 - 5:00 PM EST to Sunday, February 13 - 10:00 AM EST). Do not submit projects from past hackathons or projects that were built before hackathon. Any team who violates this rule will be disqualified. 

2. Your project must be completed within the submission period. The deadline to submit your team's project on Devpost is Sunday, February 13th at 10:00 AM EST (Toronto time).

3.  If your project involves code, your code must be available in a public repository (a link to your Github repository which must be public). 

4. Please ensure your video is 4 minutes or less.

4. Plagarism is not tolerated and any team with plagarized work will be disqualified. 

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Prizes

$CAD5,854 in prizes

1st Place Overall

The first place prize is given to the best project overall, chosen by ElleHacks judges. The prize is an Apple Watch SE for each member of the winning team.

2nd Place Overall

The second place prize is given to the second best project overall, chosen by ElleHacks judges. The prize is a Nintendo Switch Lite for each member of the winning team.

3rd Place Overall

The third place prize is given to the third best project overall, chosen by ElleHacks judges. The prize is a Google Nest Mini for each member of the winning team.

4th Place Overal

The third place prize is given to the fourth best project overall, chosen by ElleHacks judges.

Hacker's Choice Award

Given to the hack that has the most votes

Prize: Each team member will be given SSENSE swag package (4 members max)

(TELUS) Winner

Prize: a pair of Beats Headphones per member

(TELUS) Best Pitch

Prize: a Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 Mobile Printer per member

(TELUS) Honourable Mention

Prize: a $25 Amazon gift card per member

(Bell) First Place

(Bell) Second Place

(Bell) Third Place

GM

Scotiabank

(MLH) Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Register a .tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi wireless phone charger. (4 members max)

(MLH) Best use of Google Cloud

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member located in the US will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag complete with a beanie, pillow, journal, socks and lanyards. International winners will receive a Google branded backpack.(4 members max)

(MLH) Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with embedded Arduino Uno compatible board. Each winning team member will receive a prize! (4 members max)

(MLH) Most Creative Use of Twilio

Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using web service APIs. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe your application needs to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any one of Twilio’s APIs for a chance to win a Twilio Swag Box and GameGo Console for you and each of your teammates! (4 members max)

(MLH) Best Web Monetization Project by Coil

Coil is all about providing better ways to access and reward the creators, publishers and platforms that you love. Coil members get to view web monetized sites while streaming micropayments directly to the website owner, or in this case, you! In turn, you can react to payments in real time by displaying a thank-you message, unlocking bonus content, features and so much more! The possibilities are endless. Build a web monetized hack using Coil for a chance to win an Anker - PowerCore Quick Charge Portable Charger, exclusive Coil pin and a $60 coil credit redemption card! Bonus points for originality and creativity! (4 members max)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

ElleHacks

ElleHacks
ElleHacks

Ana Isabel Trinidad Mateo

Ana Isabel Trinidad Mateo
Data Governance Manager, Scotiabank

Scott Proulx

Scott Proulx
Data Engineer, Scotiabank

Hanzhen Guo

Hanzhen Guo
Data Scientist, Scotiabank

Manik Saraf

Manik Saraf
Manager, Data Ethics Design & Delivery, Scotiabank

Luis Orellano Castillo

Luis Orellano Castillo
Senior Manager Data Governance, Scotiabank

Julien Zhu

Julien Zhu
Data Scientist, Scotiabank

Dayana Sanchez

Dayana Sanchez
Senior Manager, Business Intelligence OMNI Channel, Scotiabank

Krithi Sudhir

Krithi Sudhir
Data Scientist, Scotiabank

Jean Wills

Jean Wills
Senior Manager, Scotiabank

Rohit Dhawan

Rohit Dhawan
Senior Manager - Digital and Customer Analytics, Scotiabank

Preetinder Kaur Jassal

Preetinder Kaur Jassal
Data Scientist, Scotiabank

Radwa Rawoof

Radwa Rawoof
Manager - SD-WAN Service DevOps, TELUS

Cédric Gauthier

Cédric Gauthier
Manager Core Network Engineering, TELUS

Wei Chan Xiang

Wei Chan Xiang
Data Science Manager, TELUS

Nikki Smith

Nikki Smith
Manager - GTLP, TELUS

Jeff Li
Director, Wireless Service DevOps, TELUS

Chantel Choi

Chantel Choi
Program Manager, Bell

Tracy Ramirez

Tracy Ramirez
IT Senior Program Manager, Bell

Denis Richard

Denis Richard
Cyber Security Analyst, Bell

Mehrnoosh Askarpour

Mehrnoosh Askarpour
Software Safety Engineer, GM

Stacey Marmara

Stacey Marmara
Engineer, GM

Leena Chopra

Leena Chopra
S/W Quality Assurance Analyst, GM

Jomo Hanley

Jomo Hanley
IT Manager, GM

Noah Tumin

Noah Tumin
IT Manager, GM

Chikodili Odinakachukwu

Chikodili Odinakachukwu
Infotainment Android Developer, GM

Neeraj Gautama

Neeraj Gautama
Head of Product - Global Fleet & Business Solutions, GM

Kathryn Plastino

Kathryn Plastino
Diagnostic Execution Manager, GM

Diana Chan

Diana Chan
User Experience Consultant, Vancity Credit Union / Pajeon Pals Clothing

Walid Al Habboul
Blockchain Engineering Lead, Parallel Finance

Queena Wang

Queena Wang
Senior software engineer, Relativity

Erin Martin-Serrano

Erin Martin-Serrano
Director of Business Development, Hedgehog Technologies

Antony Praveen

Antony Praveen
Technical manager, HCL technologies

Eyad Abu Rish

Eyad Abu Rish
Graduate Researcher, York University

Prasanna Laguduva

Prasanna Laguduva
Solutions Architect, FRBC

Ramesh Natarajan

Ramesh Natarajan
Director, Salesforce

Pasumkili Nagarethinam
Senior Software Project Manager, Wartsila NA Inc

Pooria Madani

Pooria Madani
Sessional Instructor, York University

Nitin Mathur

Nitin Mathur
AVP, Economical

Arun Prasanna

Arun Prasanna
Program Manager, Cognizant

Binu Verghese

Binu Verghese
Consultant, Microsoft

Santhosh Krishnamurthy

Santhosh Krishnamurthy
Director, Bank of Montreal

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity & Effort
    Does the solution do something entirely novel, or take a fresh approach to an old problem? The design, technical implementation, and/or presentation are unique.
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How easy was it to navigate the solution? Is it innovative and well thought out?
  • Usefulness
    Would the solution work in real life? How practical and useful are the ideas and hacks presented? Does it solve the challenge(s)?
  • Technical Implementation
    Did the team use impressive technologies to solve the problem? Is the hack technically usable in its current state? Does everything appear to work according to its intended purpose? How well is the hack implemented?
  • Presentation
    How well was the project presented? Did it make the hack more compelling? Did it give a good idea of its purpose?

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