Hack Like W@CC

Equality in Technology

October 2nd - 9th

Sponsored By


Throughout time, women have been using their ingenuity and tenacity to vie for visibility and equity, especially in areas where STEM is concerned. The challenge is simple: Design and build technology or solutions that address gender disparities and encourage female empowerment in the following areas: education, healthcare, sports, the workforce/business sector. 
Open to all womxn undergraduate students at GT

Hosted By


Friday October 2nd
Time Event Presented by
5:00 PM - 5:55 PM EST Opening Ceremony
Hack Like W@CC Team
5:55 PM - 6:00 PM EST
Quick Break
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Team Formation & Virtual Networking
7:00 PM EST Hacking Begins!
Saturday October 3rd
Time Event Presented by
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST Workshop: Intro to HTML & CSS
Alexandra Marlette
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM EST
Workshop: Data Visualization with Tableau
Alexandra Marlette
Sunday October 4th
Time Event Presented by
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST Workshop: Twitter Bot
Alexandra Marlette
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM EST
Workshop: Rapid Prototyping & Pitching
Alexandra Marlette
Monday October 5th
Time Event Presented by
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST Workshop: Data Visualization with D3
Alexandra Marlette
Tuesday October 6th
Time Event Presented by
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST Panel: Design Thinking 2020
Wednesday October 7th
Time Event Presented by
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST Panel: Analytics in the Energy Industry
Thursday October 8th
Time Event Presented by
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST Panel: UbyKotex Brand Strategy
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST Panel: Women Who Build the Future
Friday October 9th
Time Event Presented by
12:00 PM EST Project Submission Deadline
Hack Like W@CC Team
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST Closing Ceremony

Project Tracks


Education is the key to a lifetime of learning. Recent strides have been made to ensure gender parity within the education sector, however there are still many challenges and stigmas that prevail.  The challenge is simple: design solutions or products to address gaps in educational resources, community education, career advancement, or pathways to access for all age groups and socio-economic backgrounds.


Many societal gender norms and life experiences limit access to necessary healthcare resources. Gender and racial biases also contribute to some health concerns being trivialized. Mitigating the lack of representation of women in medical research and normalizing issues facing women’s health could revolutionize the way we utilize medical technology. The challenge is simple: design solutions or products to assist in overcoming the challenges in female healthcare. Consider reproductive health, hygiene, wellness tracking, fitness engagement, childcare/eldercare, communications with physicians, or other ideas as you consider girls and women in your communities.


Data and statistics can provide important insight into the state, success, or well-being of a system or a company. Regularly looking into data can also ensure that a company is being inclusive, cost effective, or productive. Communicating data to the masses can be an important feat, as it informs many of the decision’s companies make on the day to day, like who to hire for instance, and what initiatives to invest in. The challenge is simple: design and build solutions or products to help employers and employees focus on success in the workplace including but not limited to employee resource groups, measurement of group initiatives, employee well-being and happiness, and workplace diversity.


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. This may include the use of data analytics to improve athlete performance in training and competition. Or it could be utilizing digital marketing or mobile development for fan experience. Or help engage young girls and women at an earlier age to participate so they can see themselves competing, coaching, managing, leading, owning, and so much more in their futures.

GT Softball Strike Zone – Data Capture and Analysis 

Strike zone data is key to analyzing pitches and opponents.  Software may exist but is not specific to our coach’s needs or affordable.  If we provide you with pitching video, can you add a strike zone like MLB and: 

  • Collect pitch zone data.  Placing zone on top of GT softball video.
  • Incorporate analytics and insights? (examples will be provided via manually collection)
  • Provide a platform to see analysis (Dashboard). Ideally real time.


What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is where you turn your ideas into real stuff!

Who can apply?
Just undergrads can apply

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.

You can work in a team of up to four but all applications have to be submitted on an individual basis. 

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 can I make?
Anything you want!

Can I start work on my hack before the event?
No. All work on your hacks must be done during the multi-day 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!

In addition to prizes for selected tracks, there are also prizes for superlatives and special challenges.

What should I bring?
Whatever you can use in your house to hack, so a laptop and any hardware you already own


  • GitHub Student Pack - A free resource pack from GitHub
  • Figma - A UI Mock up tool that work on Web, Mac, or Windows
  • 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
  • Flux - 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 templates 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.