SisterHacks is the first hackathon for the Seven Sisters schools: Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Vassar, and Wellesley Colleges. Our goal is to empower women in tech by working together with other strong women*. We want to increase interest in computer science at the Seven Sisters and connect the colleges more. 

*We realize that not all students of Seven Sisters schools identify as women and we welcome all trans, non-binary, and gender nonconforming students.

Hackathon Sponsors


$500 in prizes

Fujifilm Instax Polaroid Camera

Raspberry Pi Starter Kit

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


To participate in SisterHacks you must be a student at a Seven Sisters college (Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Vassar, and Wellesley Colleges).


Please submit all materials associated with the project. This may include links to github repositories, online projects, and presentations.

How to enter

Participants must have registered through our registration forms earlier in the year. Registration is now closed. More information can be found on our website.


Richard Eisenberg

Richard Eisenberg
Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Bryn Mawr College

Aline Normoyle

Aline Normoyle
Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Swarthmore College

Judging Criteria

  • Technical
    Does the project work correctly? Does it make use of appropriate technology? How difficult was the problem chosen?
  • Relevance
    Does the project address a problem? Does it provide a clear solution? Could it be further developed after the hackathon?
  • Creativity
    Does the project demonstrate an interesting or imaginative idea?
  • Quality
    How well does the project make use of its technology? Does it work from start to finish?
  • Design
    Is the design user-friendly? It is clear and easy to use? Is the workflow intuitive?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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