Hack Like W@CC

Women, Sport & Technology 

Postponed Fall 2020



The histories of women in computing and women in sports often parallel each other as we vie for visibility and equity.  The challenge is simple: Design and build technology sports solutions or products for female athletes, teams, and fans.


4:00 PM Student Registration & Team Formation
The Garage
5:00 PM Dinner
5:30 PM Opening Ceremonies & Sponsor Introductions
The Garage
6:00 PM Hacking Begins!
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Rewriting The Code with Jade Barrialli 
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM Introduction to Web Development with Alexandra Marlette
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Equifax Knockout Brain Teaser Tournament

9:45 PM - 10:45 PM Data Visualization Using D3 with Alexandra Marlette
9:00 PM
Sweet Hut Boba Break The Garage
12:00 AM
Midnight Snack
The Garage
8:00 AM Breakfast The Garage
1:00 PM
The Garage
6:00 PM
Project Submission Due

6:15 PM
The Garage
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Project Expo & Judging

8:45 - 9:30 PM Closing Ceremonies & Awards The Garage


Fan Experience

Fans are at the center of a sports team’s success. Dedicated fans bring in revenue which can be used to improve player facilities, recruit better players, and fund fan-friendly additions…all of which attract more fans. Regardless of the status of the team or players, improving fan experience is a priority, and technology is a great way to do so. This category consists of anything from digital marketing campaigns to improved mobile applications/websites from scoring to easier ticket downloads. Simulations and immersive fan experiences using augmented/virtual reality are becoming more popular, and the search for an expedited sporting event entrance is forever ongoing using touch ID or computer vision. Anything that affects a fan positively or brings in new fans fits into this category. Think outside the box as the average fan will interact with several different industries.

Sponsored By

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Data Analysis

Data easily goes hand-in-hand with performance. Information collected via performance technologies, such as the ones mentioned in the above section, can then be analyzed and organized in a way to further help the athlete. Perhaps, an athlete wants to track her collected muscles movements over time to see how her training is affecting her technique…is she improving or making matters worse? Should she step up her training or is she overexerting herself and increasing her chance of injury? While there is an abundance of data tied in with performance technology, there are several other possibilities within this category. Sports venues need to track their ticket/merchandise sells versus expenses, team managers and coaches need to keep statistics on their players during practices and games, and fans stay engaged with real-time play-by-play analysis and fantasy brackets.

Sponsored By

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Athletic Performance

Technology has become just as ingrained in sports as it has with every other part of our world. When it comes to sports performance, simulations track ball trajectory, wearable technology maps muscle movement, mobile apps tailor practice routines to specific players…the list goes on and on. There is so much room for further research and creativity within sports performance. However, how much of the athlete population will be able to use the latest technology to enhance their training? Technology has the power to give one athlete an edge over another simply due to a difference in provided resources. So perhaps an even bigger challenge within performance, is finding a way to close this gap in availability. Create technology that aids performance for all athletes.

Sponsored By

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Activity & Engagement

For many sports fans, women’s sports have always taken a backseat to men’s sports. Though interest has improved greatly within the past few decades, it is still nowhere close to catching up to the popularity of male sporting events. The initial problem to solve is continuing to interest more girls in sports at an early age. This includes increasing female access to sports by creating more opportunities for them to attend sporting events, meet female athletes, and participate in camps or individual lessons. Another side to this issue is increasing awareness of the general public. Many sport enthusiasts are well-informed on the stats and backstory of the most popular male athletes but cannot name the female sports teams present in their own city. Improved marketing to a younger age group could hopefully create interest in female sports at a younger age that could carry-on throughout their lives.

Sponsored By

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Equifax Knockout Brain Teaser Tournament

Brain power on 100%? Good. You'll need it. Individually compete in challenges and brain teasers to KNOCKOUT the competition and claim the grand prize. Think you've got what it takes?
Bring it!
First place: $50 Amazon gift card, Boxing Gloves & Equifax shirt
Second Place: $25 Amazon gift card and Equifax shirt

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  • What is a hackathon?
    A hackathon is where you turn your ideas into real stuff!
  • Who can apply?
    All GT female-identifying undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to attend.
  • What if I don't know how to code?
    Experience isn't required! Hackathons are a place to learn, for anybody at any level. We'll even have mentors to assist and mentor you as you work on your project. 
  • Teams?
    You can work in a team of up to four but all applications have to be submitted on an individual basis. Teams will be checked when you submit your project.
  • What if I don't have an idea or a team?
    Don't worry! There will be time to form teams after registration, and we will help you match with other hackers.
  • What should I bring?
    All you need is a student ID, a laptop + charger, and your
    hacking spirit! We'll take care of the rest. Firearms, weapons, alcohol, illegal drugs, and power tools are not allowed. Smiles and high-fives are welcome.
  • What can I make?
    Anything you want!
  • What about hardware and tools?
    Bring anything you like and just check it with us. We will also have some company sponsored API’s and datasets.
  • Can I start work on my hack before the event?
    No, All work on your hacks must be done during the 24 hour event. Ideas may be generated beforehand. The rule is strictly enforced at and the penalty for a project from before the event is disqualification. However, feel free to use any libraries or tools.
  • What does it cost?
    The event is free, thanks so support from our sponsors!
  • What about food?
    Check the schedule for times but yes, free food will be
    provided throughout the event. You just have to show your wristband from registration when you grab a plate.
  • Prizes?
    Of course! There will be a grand prize.



  • GitHub Student Pack
    A free resource pack from GitHub.
  • ngrok
    A reverse tunnel. Run a server locally in any language and give it a public domain. Great for testing and demoing.
  • BrowserSync
    Time synced browser testing. Useful when sharing a design to teammates and on multiple devices. Usually used with gulp or grunt.
  • Alexa Skills Kit
    Voice enable any app or service with Amazon Alexa.
  • F.lux
    Save your eyes from blue light eye strain.
  • Origami (mac)
    A free tool from Facebook for designing modern interfaces and interactions.
  • Vagrant
    Create and configure reproducible, portable, lightweight development environments.
  • Studio 3T
    A GUI to make navigating MongoDB quicker and easier


  • Code Pen
    An HTML/CSS/JavaScript code editor in your browser with instant previews and tons of snippets and inspiration.
  • Cody House
    A free library of HTLML, CSS, and JS nuggets with tutorials.
  • Hover
    A CSS3 Animation hover effects library.
  • Start Bootstrap
    Free Bootstrap starter templated for different types of sites.
  • Boot Snipp
    Free Bootstrap code snippets for design elements.


  • Graphic Burger
    An array of design resources such as mockups, UI kits, icons, backgrounds, etc.
  • 100 Days of Fonts
    A great place to find beautiful combinations and usages of Google Fonts and color schemes.
  • Pttrns
    Same as Pattern Tap, but for mobile design patterns. (iOS and Android)
  • UX Archive
    Can't figure out the best user flow for your mobile hack? UX Archive lists just about every flow or user task from the best apps.
  • Stock Photos That Don't Suck
    An ongoing list of the best stock photo sites.
  • User Inter Faces
    A database of profile pictures for mockups and demos.


  • Font Awesome
    Font and CSS toolkit with 675 icons to use in your designs.
  • The Noun Project
    Thousands of amazing, detailed icons useful for your hacks.
  • Icon Monstr
    Icon sets for just about anything.

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Georgia Tech Athletics
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise