GraceHacks: All-female and Non-Binary Hackathon!

The aim of GraceHacks is to foster a welcoming and supportive hackathon environment for women and non-binary students. GraceHacks strives to empower these underrepresented groups and ensure that they have the confidence to create without inherent bias or sexism.


GraceHacks will be taking place from November 13-14 at the Stevenson Event Center in UC Santa Cruz and Discord for a 24 hour hybrid hackathon. We are the first all women/non-binary hackathon at UC Santa Cruz and we have a fun day filled with hacking, workshops, networking, and swag!


For more information, please check our website:


  • One team member must be registered on Devpost to submit a project
  • Each team must submit a maximum 2 minute video demo with the project
  • Include screenshots of the project 
  • "Opt-in" for the prizes your project qualifies for in order to be considered for those categories

*You do not have to opt-in for Judge's Pick, all projects will be considered for that prize*

Hackathon Sponsors


$580 in prizes

Best Web Hack

Each team member will win an Echo Dot.

Best Beginner Hack

Each team member will win a Smart Water Bottle.

Director's Choice - Science & Society

Each team member will receive a Kindle Fire.

Best Mobile App

Each member will win AirTags.

Best Solo Hack

Winner will receive a HyperX Gaming Headset & Mousepad.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Melanie Wong

Obiajulu Anayo

Obiajulu Anayo

Timothy Nguyen

Timothy Nguyen

Tirumari Jothi

Tirumari Jothi

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Does it perform something new or unique? Does it have a new approach to an old problem?
  • Execution
    Is it usable and complete at its current state? Does everything seem to function properly and smoothly? Is it easy to use at first glance? Does the visualization obscure the functionality?
  • Usefulness/Practicality
    How significant and relevant is the problem that the solution is trying to solve?
  • Technology
    What kind of technologies did they incorporate into the final product? How technically sophisticated and elegant was the solution? How technically advanced is the project?
  • Adherence to the Category
    Did the hack adhere to the category they have applied for?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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