The first hackathon for the Seven Sister schools.

SisterHacks is back for its second hackathon! Check out our first event here: 

SisterHacks is the first hackathon for the Seven Sisters schools: Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Vassar, and Wellesley Colleges. Our goal is to empower women in tech by working together with other strong women*. We want to increase interest in computer science at the Seven Sisters and connect the colleges more. 

*We realize that not all students of Seven Sisters schools identify as women and we welcome all trans, non-binary, and gender nonconforming students.

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Participants must be a student at either one of the Seven Sister Colleges (Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Vassar, Wellesley) or part of the Tri-College Consortium (Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Swarthmore). 


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Lynda Pak
Estee Lauder

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Aline Normoyle
Swarthmore College

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Dwaraka Ganesan

Judging Criteria

  • Technical
    Does the project work correctly? Does it make use of appropriate technology? How difficult was the problem chosen?
  • Relevance
    Does the project address a problem? Does it provide a clear solution? Could it be further developed after the hackathon?
  • Creativity
    Does the project demonstrate an interesting or imaginative idea?
  • Quality
    How well does the project make use of its technology? Does it work from start to finish?
  • Design
    Is the design user-friendly? It is clear and easy to use? Is the workflow intuitive?