StarHacks is an international non-profit striving to create gender-inclusive spaces in computer science, breaking the stereotype of what it means to be a coder one hackathon at a time. Each year, StarHacks hosts an annual all-inclusive, all-female and nonbinary, virtual hackathon for high school and collegiate coders of all coding backgrounds.
After our first iteration with over 800 registrants and 36 hours of hacking, StarHacks is proud to host our second hackathon, StarHacks II, on Saturday and Sunday, January 22-23, 2022 with beginner-focused pre-event workshops on Saturday, January 7 and Saturday, January 15.
For our second year, we are #BuildingBridges: bridging divides, venturing into uncharted territory, finding unity as we pioneer into new frontier. Through code and community, our core mission is to create an environment for the world’s brightest thinkers to empower and be empowered, building the bridge to a more inclusive future — and we would love for you to be a part of it.
$4,000 in prizes
Best Overall Hack
The project that scores the most point from judges will win a Nintendo Switch Lite
Most Popular Hack
The project that has the most votes on Devpost will win a Glossier Makeup Set, Logitech LINE Keyboard, & $10 Amazon Gift Card
Best Theme Hack
The project that adheres to the theme of "Building Bridges" the most will win a 20 oz Hydroflask, Glossier Lip Balm, & $20 Amazon Gift Card
Most Creative Hack
The project that exemplifies the most innovative idea and wireframe will win Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal, Assorted Highlighters, Assorted Pens, & $25 Amazon Gift Card
First place: a first-round interview with Celonis
Second place: a first-round interview with Celonis
Third place: a first-round interview with Celonis
$50 Amazon Gift Card
Best Domain Name from 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.
Prize: PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger
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.
Prize: Google Cloud Swag Bag or Backpack
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!
Prize: Twilio Swag Box
Best Space App powered by Space Force
The sky is not the limit! Try your hand at making a space-themed application for a chance to win a wireless Bluetooth speaker for you and your team from the U.S. Space Force! We’re looking for amazing solutions to any space-related problems you can imagine. For any sci-fi enthusiast, this is the perfect opportunity to push the limits of your creativity by building the technology of tomorrow, today. We can’t wait to see the solutions you build!
Prize: Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Best Web Monetization Project
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!
Prize: Portable Charger, Coil Pin & $60 Credit
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Did this hack do something new or take a new approach to an old problem? How original is the concept of the hack?
Is the hack usable? Does it run smoothly and do all of its features work? How well-designed is the hack?
How practical or useful is this hack? Does it fulfill a real-world need?
How well was this hack presented? Did the presentation explain the concept behind the hack well and make the hack more compelling?
ADHERENCE TO THEME
StarHacks 2022’s theme is Building Bridges – this is a fairly open-ended theme, referring to the general ideas of empowerment, community, and inclusion. Did this hack interpret and approach this theme in an interesting or compelling way?