Welcome to SheHacks+ 7, Canada’s largest 36-hour hackathon for female and non-binary students!
On January 13th, 2023, join 250 women and non-binary people across the country to bring your innovative ideas to life online.
SheHacks is one of Canada’s largest All-Women and Non-Binary’s Hackathons, hosted by Western University’s Women in Technology Society. Our focus is preparing women+ to thrive in the technology industry regardless of gender identity, background, major, or experience. SheHacks makes technology accessible for all, attracting hundreds of diverse attendees and corporate leaders at the forefront of progress.
We equip women+ with the skills, connections, and inspiration necessary to grow as innovators, minimizing the gender gap from the ground up and leveling the playing field.
We strive to support each attendee in working to ideate, build, and pitch their own unique tech solutions. Direct from industry experts and our partnered sponsors, attendees learn skills crucial to the tech sector today such as intro to Python, UX/UI Design, Machine Learning, and more. Delivered through workshops and keynotes, these learnings support the ability of women to break into technology roles. More than just technical skills, our teams leave with genuine industry connections, a fortified sense of community, and inspiration to lead.
What to Submit
When submitting your hack, please include a good representation of your work. This could be a link to your code (GitHub, BitBucket), screenshots of the project, or a video walking through how your project works.
All members of the hackathon team must have registered and been accepted by SheHacks+, and a hacker is only allowed to work on a single team.
Projects must be submitted by 9AM EST on January 15th, 2023. Make sure to choose the prize categories you want to be judged on. We encourage you to pick multiple prize categories, even if your project is incomplete. This hackathon is focused on being a learning experience; we'd love to see what you've learned!
A 3-minute video is optional, however, please submit your code and thumbnail for your submission!
$CAD20,640 in prizes
iPad 9th Generation 64GB (Silver)
Beats Studio 3
Fitbit Versa 4
Best Beginner Hack
Don't have much technical coding experience? No problem! We're here to support individuals who may be attending their first hackathon. If this is your first hack or you have no technical components submitted, this challenge is perfect to select!
Prize: $20 Skip The Dishes Gift Card/Person
Best Use of Prompt Engineering: Presented by Cohere
Cohere helps developers generate or analyze text to do things like write and summarize copy, moderate content, classify data, all at a massive scale. No matter your level of experience, Cohere's API makes it easy to build machine learning into your application.
Prompt engineering is a method of using human language task descriptions to communicate with our API.
Build a hack that showcases the best use of prompt engineering with Cohere's generative API for a chance to win some incredible prizes!
First: $5000 Cohere Credits for the winning team (to be shared amongst team) $500 cash prize, per team member (for a max of 4 team members) Cohere-branded swag kit per team member
Second: $5000 credits (to be shared amongst team) Cohere swag!
Third: $2,000 credits
CGI - Best Leadership Development Game
CGI is planning on organizing a virtual leadership development workshop for its members. Develop a game that can help participants improve their leadership skills – it may include negotiation, communication, decision-making skills, etc. The game can be of any type and should incorporate at least one of the CGI core values of partnership and quality, objectivity and integrity, intrapreneurship and sharing, respect, financial strength, and corporate social responsibility.
Prize: $200 Amazon Gift Card/Person
Accenture - Best Pitch
Showcase a stellar presentation of your project and impress Accenture’s judges with your pitch!
$200 Amazon gift card per member of the winning team.
Best Hardware Hack
$50 gift card
General Motors - Best Use of Leveraging Technologies to Improve Transportation and Mobility Needs
At GM, we pioneer the innovations that move and connect people to what matters. At the top of that list, is EVeryone’s safety. From aspiring to eliminate tailpipe emissions from our light-duty vehicles by 2035, to designing the Ultium electric vehicle platform with ultimate range, power and flexibility for all, to launching self-driving technologies that will transform the way people get around – General Motors is committed to our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion.
Today’s SheHacks+ problem statement challenges your team to consider how today’s technologies can be leveraged to translate GM’s vision into meaningful ways to improve our customers’ lives, for all modes of transportation and mobility needs.
Prize: 30-minutes 1-on-1 coffee chat for each winning team member with GM Canada’s University Recruiter to discuss anything you would like (ex. resume critique, careers at GM, Co-Op/Internship opportunities, etc). Also, guaranteed Co-Op/Intern interviews for all winners and of your choosing that you meet the qualifications for Summer or Fall 2023, 2024, or future consideration!
Second Best Use of Prompt Engineering: Presented by Cohere
Third Best Use of Prompt Engineering: Presented by Cohere
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Morgan A Klein-MacNeil
Vice President of Technology & Finance