University of California, Riverside's women-centric virtual hackathon.

Welcome to Rose Hack 2021!

Rose Hack 2021 is UCR's women-centric hackathon where students from all backgrounds are celebrated. Hundreds of participants form teams and build a project over the event's 24 hour duration. 

Rose Hack is beginner friendly and welcomes all participants to learn, develop, and hone their skills. Have you ever wanted to learn how to build something, but didn't know where to start? We will provide everything you need from swag, mentoring, and a diverse range of workshops to help you level up your hacking experience.

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Prizes

$5,120 in prizes

1st Place

Nintendo Switch

1-year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
1-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

2nd Place

Apple TV 4K

1-year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
1-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

3rd Place

HP VH240a 23.8-Inch LED Monitor

1-year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
1-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best Beginner Hack

JBL Flip 4 Speaker

1-year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
1-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best UI/UX Hack

Fujifilm instax Mini 9 Instant Camera with Film Twin Pack Bundle

1-year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
1-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best Game Hack

HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset

1-year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
1-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best Woman Centric Hack

AKKO Retro Mechanical Keyboard
Women Don't Owe You Pretty by Florence Given

1-year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
1-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger & Domain.com Backpack

1-year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
1-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best use of Google Cloud

Google Branded Parkland Academy Backpack

1-year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
1-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key (2)

Grove Beginner Kits

1-year subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition
1-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Participants: High school or university undergraduate students
  • Teams: Team sizes are capped at 4 members, but any team with 1-4 members is welcome.

Requirements

  • All submissions must be created from scratch and completed before the submission deadline.
  • A recorded demo submission, in addition to a live demo, is required.
  • It is the participant's responsibility to enter a Devpost submission on time and opt in to judging criteria categories.

Judges

Aaron Stevenson

Aaron Stevenson
United States Space Force

Nicole Cavaleri

Nicole Cavaleri
Senior Director @ FireEye

Nicole Knight

Nicole Knight
Senior Manager, Technical Program Management @ FireEye

Patty Chang

Patty Chang
Product Management, AI and Robotics @ Brain Corp

Evangelos Papalexakis

Evangelos Papalexakis
UCR Professor, Machine Learning

Jiasi Chen

Jiasi Chen
UCR Professor, VR

Mariam Salloum

Mariam Salloum
UCR Professor, Data Science

Jacob Poole

Jacob Poole
Alumni, Electrical Engineer at Applied Medical

Cindy Quach

Cindy Quach
Alumni, Product Marketing Manager at Amazon

Jack Kolb

Jack Kolb
Alumni, PhD Student at GIT

Natasha Sciupac

Natasha Sciupac
Alumni, Former SWE @ UCR President

Natasha Orie

Natasha Orie
Alumni, Program Manager at Azure PlayFab

Emily Huang

Emily Huang
Alumni, Project Manager @ Microsoft

Katie Fukuda

Katie Fukuda
Alumni, Software Development Engineer @ Amazon

Valerie Chiou

Valerie Chiou
Alumni, Software Engineer @ Moody's Analytics

Pravallika (Pravi) Devenini

Pravallika (Pravi) Devenini
Alumni, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Researcher

John Shin

John Shin
Allumni, Software Engineer @ Raytheon

William Shiao

William Shiao
Alumni, PhD Student at UC Riverside

Eric Ong

Eric Ong
Alumni, Software Engineer @ Intuit

Carolyn Kong

Carolyn Kong
Former Rose Hack Director

Judging Criteria

  • Beginner Hack
    For your hack to qualify as a Beginner Hack, Rose Hack must be the first hackathon a majority of your team has attended (ex. 3 of 4, or 2 of 3)
  • Women Centric Hack
    Your project must empower, celebrate, and/or support women in some shape or form.
  • UI/UX
    The project has a clean and easy-to-use interface built with a user in mind. Overall design and clarity will be considered.
  • Game Hack
    The project must be a playable game. Projects will generally be judged based on overall game design and implementation.
  • Best Domain Registered with Domain.com
    Register a .tech, .space, or .online domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team.
  • Best use of Google Cloud
    Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud.
  • Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key
    Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with Arduino Uno R3 included. We select two winning teams for this category.