New Jersey's largest women-centric hackathon.

Join us for a weekend dedicated to filling the gender gap, exploring technology, and building the next big thing! Our mission is to support and nurture women* in tech by hosting Rutgers' premiere hackathon addressing issues of the gender gap in technology. Expect a weekend full of workshops, mentorship, tech talks, social activities, and more! No experience necessary, you just need passion.

In its tenth iteration, over 200 students will come together for 24 hours to create with code and turn their ideas into reality. HackHERS is organized by Rutgers Women in Computer Science.

From hardware to mobile, there are so many fields to explore! We want women to explore their ideas and interests, and are looking forward to some amazing projects!

We're all about helping each other grow! We hope to foster a supportive environment so that each participant at HackHERS feels welcome and comfortable.

Right now, only 20% of hackathon participants are women. We hope to fill that gap by providing a comfortable environment that is focused on learning and exploring!


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  • What is a women-centric hackathon?

    HackHERS is a hackathon geared towards women. We allow people of all genders to participate because closing the gender gap in technology is an issue that everyone needs to partake in. There are so many reasons why more women should be involved in tech, yet there are still barriers present to this day that contribute to underrepresentation. By organizing this event, we work to close this gender gap.
  • I identify as a male—does that mean I can attend then?

    Yes! It is very important to us that all genders work together and build awesome projects! However, please consider our mission statement before registering and know that by participating in our event, you pledge to follow our Code of Conduct.
  • I don’t have any coding experience, can I still participate?

    OF COURSE! A hackathon provides the perfect environment to learn how to code. As long as you have an open mind and are willing to learn, we guarantee you will get something out of it. We also tailor HackHERS to be beginner-friendly, so we will be providing workshops all throughout the day, and there will be volunteer and mentors ready to answer any questions you may have.
  • I don’t feel comfortable going in without some experience...

    We understand, and we got you! Every year, we host a series of workshops about a week before HackHERS called "Pre-HackHERS", in which we cover topics such as basic web development, how to use git and github, etc. We also provide professional development workshops as well. More details about Pre-HackHERS 2021 will be released on our Facebook page.
  • How do I apply?

    Applications for hackers will close by 3rd February!!! You can apply here!.
  • Does this cost money?

    Nope! Participating in HackHERS is free of cost.
  • Where will HackHERS take place?

    HackHERS will take place on Saturday and Sunday at Trayes Hall on Cook Douglass campus.
  • Is there any parking available?

    If you are planning on driving, there will be event parking available. Non-Rutgers students may park at Lots 26, Lots 30 or College Avenue Deck. Guests must use the link to register for the event: Parking Registration Link. Until this process is completed their vehicles are not registered and guests may receive a citation. Special event parking and special event permits are only for visitors to the University which does not include free metered parking. Rutgers students with registered vehicles are NOT allowed to park in these lots.
  • How do teams work?

    At most teams can have 4 people. You can have your teammates in mind before the event, or you can find a team during our team formation activity before and after opening ceremony!
  • Can I come if I am still in high school?

    Unfortunately, due to Rutgers policy, we cannot allow high schoolers to attend HackHERS :( However we will still encourage and support you to learn and build to your heart’s content on your own! You are more than welcome to email us and ask any questions about how to get started.
  • What about travel reimbursements?

    Unfortunately, due to Rutgers administration policy, we are unable to provide travel reimbursements or buses to HackHERS :( We are willing to work with you and/or your group to arrange cheap travel to the event.Sorry for the inconvenience.
  • What should I bring?

    Reminder: This will not be an overnight event! Remember to bring a valid student or goverment-issued ID for admission and anything you need to hack away!
  • What is with the dinosaur?

    Diano is our mascot, and she isn't just any dinosaur. She's a dinosaur that hacks. Why wouldn't you love a dinosaur that also hacks?
  • This looks like a cool event! Can my company get involved??

    Absolutely! If you want to sponsor us, please email sponsorship@hackhers.org
  • Can I mentor or volunteer?

    Yes! We welcome all regardless of gender who want to help. We appreciate all who want to support our cause. Mentors help hackers during the event with any technical questions they might have. Volunteers support the organizing team during the hackathon with various tasks.
2024 Sponsors
Meet the Team
  • Srinidhi Ayalasomayajula

    HackHERS Director
  • Khushi Darji

  • Nadine Odeh

    Education Director
  • Amanda Tsui

  • Tanvi Yamarthy

    Outreach Director
  • Navya Sharma

    Outreach Director
  • Nicole Hsieh

    Outreach Director
  • Nithya Konduru

    Events Director
  • Akshara Kollu

    Events Director
  • Arunima Bhowmik

    Events Director
  • Tanushree Mehta

    Girls Who Code Director
  • Natalie Chow

    Marketing Director
  • Jessica Luo

    Design Director
  • Thank You to Our Committee Members!

    Marketing Committee

    Akshara Kollu
    Aparna Pillai
    Bavina Inuganti
    Haaniah Syed Ali
    Kelly Xiong
    Mary Buist
    Pranjel Harare
    Priti Kote

    Sponsorship Committee

    Andrea Kim
    Divya Israeli
    Mansi Garg
    Natalie Kim
    Priyanka Dhingra
    Sara Deshmukh
    Shilpi Shah

    Design Committee

    Ambereen Fatima
    Jazmin Delos Santos
    Natalie Kim
    Rosie Kim
    Aditi Negi