Planned in collaboration with WICS and Hack at UCI, VenusHacks is UCI's largest women-centric hackathon and will take place both in-person and online!

Our mission is to empower underrepresented groups by providing an inclusive community to foster growth and creativitiy in computing. VenusHacks will be open to participants of all experience levels, as we aim to increase diversity in tech through support, exposure, and community. Join us as we welcome high school (18+), undergraduate, and graduate students to participate in our 36-hour event that includes networking, fun activities, educational workshops, and lots of coding!


Submission must be linked with a git repository or .zip file of the project. The three main judging criteria of technology, quality, and purpose are outlined in the Judging Rubric.

Please also include a screenshot of your project's home page and a picture of your team as part of your submission.

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$1,877 in prizes

Best Overall Hack

Mini Portable Projector

Best Overall Hack [Runner Up]

Instant Pot Vortex 4-in-1, Mini Air Fryer

Hacker's Choice

KODAK Printomatic Digital instant Print Camera

Social Good Hack

PHILIPS PH802 Wireless Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones

Best Beginner Hack

Kootek Camping Hammock Double & Single Portable Hammocks

Best Education Hack

Echo Dot (5th Gen, 2022 Release) with Clock

Best Product Pitch

JBL Go 3: Portable Speaker with Bluetooth, Built-in Battery, Waterproof and Dustproof

Female Empowerment Hack

Glow in the Dark Blanket + Galaxy Night Light + Magnetic Metal Pen

Best AI Hack

$25 Amazon Gift Card

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


VenusHacks Sponsors and Partners

VenusHacks Sponsors and Partners
Misc. Companies and Organizations

ICS Faculty and Staff

ICS Faculty and Staff
University of California, Irvine

VenusHacks Organizers

VenusHacks Organizers
WICS x Hack at UCI

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    The hack should be fully developed and complete, using a variety of technologies. The more complex the technologies are, the higher points the hack will receive. Technologies should be chosen with purpose, not just for the sake of using that technology.
  • Quality
    The project is designed and weaved together in a way that allows it to seamlessly fulfill the intended purpose. Usage of the product should not be frustrating or difficult to understand.
  • Purpose
    The hack should have a purpose that is impactful to its users. There should be an audience that will benefit from the hack. The more significant and direct the impact is, the higher points the hack will receive.

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