Superposition V is the Bay Area’s oldest & largest hackathon for female and non-binary high school and college students. We aim to create a welcoming, supportive environment for all women to explore computer science and build their confidence.

This year, we're going virtual! Join us for technical and career-building workshops, networking opportunities, and amazing prizes like Polaroid cameras, gaming equipment, portable batteries, and more.

No coding experience is required. We will hold introductory website and mobile app development workshops the weekend before the hackathon to help develop your coding skills.

SCHEDULE

The official schedule with Zoom links, workshop descriptions and speakers bios is at bit.ly/sp5_sched.

4/9 Friday

  • 5 p.m. PST — Opening Ceremony

4/10 Saturday

  • 9 - 6 p.m. PST — Workshops

4/11 Sunday

  • 8 a.m. PST — Submissions Due
  • 6 p.m. PST — Closing Ceremony

WORKSHOPS & TALKS

  • Opening Keynote by Shreya Malik (Product Manager, Software Engineer, 23k+ followers)
  • Closing Keynote by Dr. Malika Grayson (Best-selling author & STEM advocate)
  • Intro to Python
  • Intro to Web Development* (4/3 - 4/4, 2 parts)
  • Intro to Android App Development* (4/3)
  • Intro to Hackathons
  • Intro to Artificial Intelligence
  • Intro to Machine Learning
  • Intro to AR/VR
  • Cybersecurity
  • Intro to UI/UX
  • Cloud Computing
  • Intro to Git

College & Career-Building

  • How to Pitch
  • Building an MVP
  • Women in Tech Panel
  • College Admissions 101
  • Digital Marketing
  • Landing Tech Internships
  • Personal Branding & Networking

*These 2 beginner workshops will be held the weekend before the hackathon to jumpstart your coding experience!

ELIGIBILITY

We welcome all high school and college students who identify as female or nonbinary to compete in our hackathon! However, people of all gender identities are encouraged to support our attendees by mentoring, judging, or serving as an ambassador.

ABOUT SUPERPOSITION

Superposition is an international non-profit bridging the gender gap in STEM. Our mission is to empower women in STEM by creating educational opportunities and supportive environments in which they can develop their passions. We started off as the Bay Area’s largest all-women and non-binary hackathon, partnering with VSCO and Uber. Since then, we’ve expanded beyond the 24-hour hackathon to provide year-round opportunities for our community.

Since March, we have:

  • Expanded to 77 chapters in 10 countries
  • Hosted 35 webinars with 3500+ participants
  • Piloted 2 mentorship programs in partnership with Uber
  • Organized a women empowerment conference with 2550 registrations in 78 countries
  • Reached 300,000+ individuals in 47 states and 105 countries

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Prizes

$5,218 in prizes

First Place Overall

$250 Gift Card

Second Place Overall

HyperX Cloud Silver Gaming Headsets
HyperX Alloy FPS -- Cherry MX Blue Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Third Place Overall

Boom 3 Speaker

Best Beginner Hack

Google Home Mini (x4)

Best Solo Hack

HyperX RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Best Duo Hack

Logitech MK825 Keyboard

Best Web App

$50 Gift Card

Best Mobile App

$50 Gift Card

Best Game

HyperX Alloy FPS -- Cherry MX Blue Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (x4)

Best Environmental Hack

Hydroflask or $25 Gift Card (x4)

Best Female Empowerment Hack

ZAGG BRV-S Portable Speakers (x4)

Best EdTech Hack

ZAGG Wireless Earbuds (x4)

Best Inclusivity Hack

ZAGG Dual Wireless Charging Pads (x4)

Best Pitch

ZAGG Wireless Headsets (x4)

Best Design

Logitech C270i Webcam (x4)

Most Creative

Kingston Plush Heads, MicroSD & Adapter, Cord Snap-In, Pen, G4Reader, & DT50 64GB (x4)

Best EchoAR Hack

$50 Amazon gift card & 3-month free Business Tier access

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Eligibility

We welcome all high school and college students who identify as female or nonbinary to compete in our hackathon! However, people of all gender identities are encouraged to support our attendees by mentoring, judging, or serving as an ambassador.

Requirements

Your project must be completely built at this hackathon. 

Judges

Sribharathi Modukuru

Sribharathi Modukuru

Tarrea Tolbert

Tarrea Tolbert

Xi (Olivia) Chun

Joanna Valderrama

Nancy Zuo

Nancy Zuo

Laura Marin

Laura Marin

James Kwon

James Kwon

Nabanita De

Nabanita De

Ashwini Vasanth

Ashwini Vasanth

Saritha Reddy

Saritha Reddy

Alan Smith

Alan Smith

Jitender Singh

Fiona Wang

Fiona Wang

Rahul Sonwalkar

Judging Criteria

  • Presentation
  • Usefulness
  • Originality
  • Difficulty
  • Functionality
  • Track Alignment
  • Aesthetics

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