GirlHacks is the second women-centric hackathon in the state of New Jersey, and the first one at the New Jersey Institute of Technology! 

Our goal is to encourage women and non-binary students, mainly from high school or college, to venture into tech. We're hosting a variety of workshops, from technical ones to a resume and interviewing session by ADP. 

Our sponsors for 2020 include ADP, Facebook, Prudential, Cigna, iCIMS, StickerMule, Dun & Bradstreet, and echoAR! 

Join us for a fun weekend of games, workshops, career prep, mini-events, networking, and building projects to improve your tech skills! No prior experience is necessary as GirlHacks is also a place for you to learn from other people and pick up a new hobby, skill, or even a future career interest!

Hackathon Sponsors


$2,502 in prizes


$716 per team, $179 per person


One prize is for $129 so total prize value for 4 prizes is $516


Cost of one prize is $90 and total value of prizes for 4 team members is $360

Best High School Hack (Only for high school students): Speakers

Value of one prize is $40 so total value for one group is $160

Hello World Prize (only for High School students): $25 Udemy Credit per team member

Value per team is $100, $25 Udemy credit per person

Best Health Hack: Kodak Phone Printer

$280 per team, $70 per team member

Best Fintech Hack: Amazon Alexa Echo Dot

$160 per group, $40 per team member

Best Education Hack: Fire TV

$160 per team, $40 per team member

Echo Show and Invitation to a Virtual "ADP Day" to learn more about the company, culture, and technology

This is the prize for the ADP Challenge

$50 Amazon Gift Card, 1 month free business tier access to echoAR platform, a feature in their newsletter sent to investors and the AR/VR ecosystem

This is the prize for the echoAR challenge

Best Domain Registered with provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. Each hacker will receive a FREE domain name and year of domain privacy from for their project this weekend!

Prize: Backpacks

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: Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini.

Prize: Google Home Mini

Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key (2)

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with Arduino Uno R3 included. 1 prize for each winning team member with 2 winning teams per event!

Winners receive Grove Beginner Kits

Best COVID-19 Use of Google Cloud

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


High school and college students are eligible to attend GirlHacks!


Submission Guidelines for Participants:


  1. Create a presentation of your project and demo of the hack you have built. Some possible ideas to include in your presentation:

    1. Demonstrate your hack 

    2. Explain why your team chose to build that hack

    3. Difficulties you ran into and how you overcame them

    4. Technologies and skills utilized for the hack

  2. Screen record a video of the presentation with audio from one of your laptops with at least 1 team member presenting the project

  3. Video must be 3 minutes or under in length. Any videos above the 3 minute mark will be DISQUALIFIED. NO EXCEPTIONS!

  4. Upload the video to YouTube as either UNLISTED or PUBLIC. If you list it as private the judges will not be able to see it and your project will not be judged.

  5. Create a submission and submit on BEFORE hacking ends at Sunday Oct 11, 2020 @ 6pm

    1. Remember to link your video in your devpost submission

    2. If you need help understanding the submission process attend the WebEx below on Sunday Oct 11, 2020 @ 4pm




Isabel Epsina

Isabel Epsina

Surabhi Kakolu

Surabhi Kakolu

Kavya Seelam

Kavya Seelam

Teja Seelam

Teja Seelam

Mohini Desai

Mohini Desai

Ann Jose

Ann Jose

Jertishta Qerimaj

Jertishta Qerimaj

Raiha Khan

Raiha Khan

Barry Cohen

Barry Cohen

Sresht Rengesh

Sresht Rengesh

Judith Sheft

Judith Sheft
Murray Center for Women in Computing

Sue Becker

Sue Becker
Murray Center for Women in Computing

Robin Blatt

Robin Blatt
Murray Center for Women in Computing

Judging Criteria

  • Level of Functionality
  • Level of Innovation
  • Level of Impact
  • User Experience/Design

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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