HackXX is UC San Diego's women-centric hackathon. It’s an empowering place to build great projects. Over 24 hours, women will be given the tools and knowledge to materialize their technological dreams.


Must be 18 years old or older to participate.
Include a link to your Github repository.

Hackathon Sponsors


$3,650 in prizes

Grand Prize

BeatsX, BB8 droid, Echo Spot, Samsung Gear VR

Along with these prizes, Amazon is sponsoring echo dots for each winning participant!

2nd Place Prize

Holy Stone Drone, 21 inch Monitor, Bluetooth Speaker, Raspberry Pi Kit

3rd Place Prize

Echo Dot, Mech Keyboard, Fire TV Stick, Fitbit Flex

Beginner's Prize

A copy of Cracking the Coding Interview for each team member.

Note: 50% of your team must be first time hackathon attendees in order to be eligible for this prize.

Best Communications Project presented by Northrop Grumman (3)

1st Place: $500 Gift Card shared among team

2nd Place: $250 Gift Card shared among team

3rd Place: $100 Gift Card shared among team

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Jayashree Panse Atre

Jayashree Panse Atre
Senior Director of Product Development at Intuit

Kathy Herring Hayashi

Kathy Herring Hayashi
Senior Technical Lead at Qualcomm

Nisha Yerunkar

Nisha Yerunkar
President at VR Club at UCSD

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a hardware project, it might be more about how good the human-computer interaction is (e.g. is it easy to use or does it use a cool interface?).
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before? For an team that typically does VR and tries mobile, their exploration should be rewarded.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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