UCSD's first women's hackathon is a place to empower women to achieve their technological dreams.

HackXX is UC San Diego's women's hackathon and an empowering place to build great projects. Over 24 hours, women will be given the tools and knowledge to materialize their technological dreams. They will be able to form strong bonds by collaborating with other women in tech, interacting with the the CS community, and engaging with industry representatives from top companies.


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Dr. Sarah Guthals

Dr. Sarah Guthals
Forbes 30 Under 30 '16, ThoughtSTEM Cofounder, Professor of Education Studies

Dr. Ndapa Nakashole

Dr. Ndapa Nakashole
Assistant Professor of the UCSD CSE Department, specializing in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning

Kristin Agcaoili

Kristin Agcaoili
Prolific VR hacker and Project Lead for the UCSD VR Club

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.