She Innovates All-Women’s Hackathon is back for it's second year! Hackers. Mentors. Speakers. Prizes. 36 hours. Jan. 29th - Jan 31st, 2016 at the University of Pittsburgh.


Welcome to She Innovates! On the weekend of January 29th 2016, female students studying Computer Science, Engineering, and Business will gather at the University of Pittsburgh to form teams, develop, and pitch their ideas. After the Friday night kickoff, teams are allowed to begin working on their apps. Once your app is complete, we ask you to submit via this site, Devpost, through the Submissions tab. All Submissions must be in by 10 a.m. Sunday Morning.

*This is the second year of She Innovates. To see projects submissions from the inaugral She Innovates (2015) visit:

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- Be an undergraduate or graduate *female* enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh

- Have registered in advance through the Innovation Institute (

- It is highly suggested that teams have no more than 5 members


- Build something awesome. All platforms accepted

- Upload description of hack to ChallengePost by 10am Sunday morning

- Submissions must contain an accurate description of app

How to enter

- Make your app (any platform is accepted)

- Produce your screenshots and/or picture of app

- Prepare to submit your app: all teammates must create Devpost accounts

- Submit your app

- Present to judge pannel

- Wait for judging announcements and final demos


Jen Wagner

Jen Wagner
Program Manager, BNY Mellon

Bill Laboon

Bill Laboon
Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Kelli Ireland

Kelli Ireland

Pooja Desai

Pooja Desai
Software Engineer, NetApp

Lauren Harrington

Lauren Harrington
Account Manager, Rockwell Automation

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    Was a challenging problem solved? Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount?
  • Originality
    Is the project unique and original? Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Usefulness
    Is the project applicable in the real world? Is the hack practical? Is it something people will actually use? Does it fulfill a real need?
  • Completeness
    How far has the project come? Has progress been made? Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work?
  • Design
    Does the finished project have an interesting look? How user friendly is it? Is it well designed?