Led by a group of Black college women, this hackathon will be a safe, inclusive environment open to any college women in tech majors. Students can choose to work on any project topic that excites them, but the overall theme is social good.  Attendees will enhance their skills with mentors from partner companies by working through problem statements and attending workshops. They will also have opportunities to learn more about your company culture and opportunities. If you’re looking for exposure to a widely diverse group of college women in tech, you won’t want to miss this event!


  • Projects must be submitted by 12:30PM EST February 6th, 2021

  • Each team must submit a video that is less than or equal to a 2 minute (1-2 minutes) video explaining the project to the judges. Participants' submission videos must be created the weekend of the hackathon.

  • Any additional documentation or designs. More than one file will need to be submitted in a ZIP file. 

  • Link to any code written. If participants produce code, it must be available in some sort of public repository.

  • If it is a web or mobile application, include some way to view this virtually. Screenshots are acceptable. If you want to provide a recording of what should happen, include that as part of your video entry (within the 2 minutes given). Does not need to be fully functioning.

  • If judges are to run your application, make sure to include specific instructions on how they should do that and this should be compatible with all operating systems and browser types.

  • We encourage you to work on a problem having to do with social good (globally or in your community) in some format, but what you work on should be something you are passionate about.

  • Only submit one project, do not submit multiple products. 

  • You are not required to publish anything to an external store or website, besides devpost. You are able to take your team’s product and commercialize it after the hackathon if you all wish.

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$3,020 in prizes

1st Place

Each member of the winning team will receive an NVIDIA Shield and a prize pack from NVIDIA (courtesy of NVIDIA. You'll also receive a Black Wings Hacks 2022 Backpack!

2nd Place

Each member of the second place team will receive $150 via PayPal and a Black Wings Hacks 2022 Backpack!

3rd Place

Each member of the third place team will receive $75 via paypal and a Black Wings Hacks 2022 Backpack!

Honorable Mention

$50 Wayfair gift cards (from Wayfair themselves!) will be awarded to the team that the judges choose for the Honorable Mention place.

Best Beginner Hack

If the majority of your team is composed of at least half first-time hackers, you will be considered for this prize category. For example, if you are on a team of 4, and there are 2 or more hackers who have never submitted a project to a hackathon before, your team will be eligible. Or if you are a team of 2, and 1 or more people on your team meet this criterion, then you'll be considered. Winners will receive a pair of Skullcandy earbuds courtesy of Capital One!

Best Hack Supporting Black Lives

In honor of Black History Month, this prize category is for participants who build a project that contributes to the RTC Black Wings Community or addresses a social issue that affects Black and African American lives!

Each member of the winning team will receive a mini Bluetooth speaker (courtesy of Goldman Sachs), and any demographic is allowed to be considered for this category!

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.

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.

Dream Big and Create More Cheers with AB InBev

AB InBev is all about bringing people together and creating more cheers for a better world! Using whatever tools, hardware and/or software at your disposal, build a hack that leads us into a brighter future for a chance to win some amazing prizes for you and your team.

Remember, AB inBev is looking for innovative projects that can possibly change the world in a positive way! We can't wait to see what you come up with.

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!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Quality Engineer II

Quality Engineer II
Riot Games

Software Engineer

Software Engineer

Project Manager
DraftKings Inc

Electrical Engineer
Applied Companies

RF Hardware Engineer
Northrop Grumman

Software Engineer I

Software Engineer I

Product Technical PM

Principal Design Strategist

Principal Design Strategist

Software Engineer I

Software Engineer I
Expedia Group

Software Engineer

Software Engineer

Security Engineer

Security Engineer

Graduate Student
University of Arkansas

Software Engineer

Quantitative Analyst

Quantitative Analyst
Bank of America

Software Engineer

Software Engineer

Lead Change Management Consultant

Lead Change Management Consultant

Sr. Manager Cybersecurity

Sr. Manager Cybersecurity

Software Engineer

Software Engineer
Two Sigma

VP, Business Transformation

VP, Business Transformation

Judging Criteria

  • Adherence to Theme
    Our theme for this hackathon has to do with social good, so we hope that students will stick to this theme when creating their projects
  • Teamwork
    It is expected that all students work together on the project, equally divide up project work and contribute
  • Documentation
    Students are expected to clearly and effectively document their project process and solution. This should be part of the required documents
  • Learning
    Students should come out of the hackathon having learned something new and should be able to demonstrate that new knowledge in their project
  • Completion
    This category refers to all expected parts of the project being turned in and completed in entirety
  • Originality
    Each group is expected to produce an original project, having been made from their own unique ideas

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