Stanford Women in Computer Science's annual hackathon, HackOverflow, will take place on April 16th from 10am to 10pm - this year's theme is mobile + web + design. Through the event, we hope to encourage beginning programmers to participate in hackathons and to experience the practical applications of CS. But you don't need to be female or a beginner to participate! Anyone interested in programming, design, or just hackathons in general is welcome.
Any Stanford student is welcome to participate. Although this event is hosted by WiCS, you don't need to be a beginner or female to join in!
This year's hackathon is focused on web, mobile and design. Just bring your laptop -- we'll have prizes, Kinects, bands, Raspberry Pis, and more!
$4,200 in prizes
Best Overall Hack
Grace Hopper, on Ada Lovelace: “She wrote the first loop. I will never forget. None of us ever will.” This hack is so brilliant and innovative that Grace Hopper would say the same about this project!
One of Grace Hopper's most famous quotes is "The most dangerous phrase in the language is, 'We've always done it this way'". This hack breaks out of the frame and overflows into a new and fantastic way of solving a problem.
Best Mobile App
Grace Hopper: "They told me computers could only do arithmetic". Who says phones can only call people? This hack pushes the limit on what people can do on the go by empowering them with a mobile application.
Grace Hopper: "In pioneer days they used oxen for heavy pulling, and when one ox couldn't budge a log, they didn't try to grow a larger ox. We shouldn't be trying for bigger computers, but for more systems of computers." What could be a more impressive system of computers than the Internet? This hack creates a new, exciting, and useful addition to the world's Internet system.
Best Hardware Hack
Grace Hopper: "We're flooding people with information. We need to feed it through a processor." This hefty hardware hack (most likely) uses processors and more to help people synthesize their worlds in a more efficient way.
Best First Time Hack
Grace Hopper: "A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are for. Sail out to sea and do new things." Congratulations to this team who took charge of their own ship and created an impressive First Time Hack!
"But Grace, than anyone will be able to write programs!" This was said to Grace Hopper once she completed the development of COBOL, the first compiler. She opened up the world of programming by creating a language much more like English. This team and hack wins the Women in Computer Science Prize for continuing to open doors to give everyone the opportunity to write programs.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How to enter
Will be posted soon!
Will be posted soon!