Join us this February as we revive Retro Miami with our virtual hackathon, TechTogether Miami! At TechTogether Miami, our mission is to empower all people of marginalized genders by providing opportunities to gain valuable skills and explore tech in an inclusive, inspiring, and engaging environment.
In order to partake in this hackathon, please register on Eventbrite.
Did you know that last year TechTogether hackathons had an average 98% recommendation rating? TechTogether's hackathon season is brought to you by Microsoft, Robinhood, Capital One, Balsamiq, Boston University, and BU Spark!
Please make sure you read ALL the requirements before submitting your project. Don't hesitate to email us if you have any questions.
1. Work must be entirely completed during the hackathon hours.
2. You must submit a 2 minute (max) video demo!
3. You must be on a team of 2-4 people.
4. You must register on Eventbrite.
5. Follow TechTogether's Code of Conduct
6. You can submit your project to other hackathons if they also allow it.
7. Must be 14 years old or older
8. Identify as a person of marginalized gender. This includes transgender women, cisgender women, transgender men, non-binary individuals, and all gender identities which have been systematically oppressed by those in power throughout history. Cis-gender men are not allowed to participate as hackers.
9. If you are living outside the United States and win a prize you will be wired the value of your prize via PayPal in one of the following currencies: AUD, BRL, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, ILS, JPY, MXN, MYR, NOK, NZD, PHP, PLN, RUB, SEK, SGD, THB, TRY, TWD, and USD. If do not have PayPal or you live in a country that does not accept any of the currencies above then you are not eligible to win any TechTogether prizes.
$3,119 in prizes
Most Courageous Hack #1
This prize is for teams with 2 or more first-time hackers. Each team member will receive a Binary Beauty T-Shirt. Each winner can select their preferred size and design.
Most Courageous Hack #2
This prize is for teams with 2 or more BIPOC-identifying hackers. Each team member will receive a Dress Code Sweatshirt. Each winner can select their preferred size and design.
Most Courageous Hack #3
This prize is for teams with 2 or more hackers that are currently enrolled or recently graduated from a Bootcamp (or training program) or community college. Each team member will receive a Binary Beauty T-Shirt. Each winner can select their preferred size and design.
Best High School Hack
The best hack created by a team consisting of all high school students. Each team member will receive a $25 Gift for Goods virtual gift card.
The Prettiest Hack
This prize is for the hack with the best design and UI/UX. Each team member will receive a Marynguyenco t-shirt. Each winner can select their preferred size and design.
The Ultimate Failed Hack
This prize is for the team who dreamed big and failed hard. Each team member will receive a Pound Cake Lipstick. Each winner can select their preferred color.
Most Open-Minded Attendee
This challenge is for the attendee that attends the most events during the hackathon. Events include workshops, keynotes, career fairs, and fun activities. If it is on the TechTogether schedule, then it counts towards this challenge! The purpose of this challenge is to show our hackers that you don't need to build a project at a hackathon to participate and have fun. One lucky hacker will receive a LIMITED EDITION pink or blue Steminist Sweatshirt. The winner can select their preferred size and color.
Best Financial Hack with Capital One
Capital One would like to challenge TechTogether Miami to create the best financial hack. Money impacts much of our lives and we would like to promote change for good. The winning team members will be awarded $200 Amazon gift cards.
Best Financial Literacy Hack with Robinhood
Best Digital solution that helps existing and prospective Robinhood users educate themselves around/better understand cryptocurrencies and mobile trading. The winning team will receive mentorship sessions from Robinhood Engineering Managers.
Hack for Miami with Microsoft
Get your group together and do some research on – Miami! Build a project that captures a part of the city’s history or works to solve a challenge the city currently faces. To enter this challenge, we ask that you use at least one of the following tools to create your masterpiece: Visual Studio Code, GitHub, and/or Azure.
Prize: 1-Hour group mentoring session with a Microsoft engineer AND each winning team member will receive a $150 gift card to the eCompany Store.
Best Space Hack Sponsored by TechTogether Miami
In appreciation of Florida's space involvement, this prize is for a hack that's centered around space. Each winning team member will win a Space Pack including an Astronaut Shopper Tote, a Rocket Science Mask, a Retro "I Need My Space" Mouse Pad, and a Metal Earth Atlantis Orbiter.
Best Retro Hack Sponsored by TechTogether Miami
Join us in the pursuit of reminiscing and learning about Miami's old styles. This prize is for a hack centered around the theme of our hackathon, Retro Miami. Each winning team member will win a Retro Swag Pack including a Miami Retro T-shirt, a Retro Gamer Mug and Retro Miami Stickers.
Best Culture Appreciation Hack Sponsored by TechTogether Miami
Learning your roots and facilitating the language barrier, as well as sustaining the cultural differences is a major step towards keeping different customs alive. This prize is dedicated to hackers whose goal is to honor their traditions. Each winning team member will win a Culture Appreciation Swag Pack including a Radically Inclusive T-Shirt, a You Hold the Power Hardcover Journal and Stickers
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?
How well was the project presented? Did it make the hack more compelling? Did it give a good idea of its purpose?
Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?