UC Riverside's Women-centric Hackathon

Rose Hack is the first women-centric hackathon at the University of California, Riverside. Founded by the female leaders of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM-W) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Rose Hack will be a community where women in STEM can feel supported in sharing and expressing their ideas.

Our mission at Rose Hack is to encourage individuals from underrepresented groups in STEM to gain experience, build confidence, and create a strong network together.

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Judges

Jenni Cendejas

Jenni Cendejas
Macy's Technology

Jon Sands

Jon Sands
Macy's Technology

 Lisa Mae Brunson

Lisa Mae Brunson
Wonder Women Tech

Paea Lependu

Paea Lependu
University of California, Riverside

Mariam Salloum

Mariam Salloum
University of California, Riverside

Jiasi Chen

Jiasi Chen
University of California, Riverside

Jacob Poole

Jacob Poole
University of California, Riverside

John Pham

John Pham
University of California, Riverside

Annie Luc

Annie Luc
Microsoft

Melanie Whalen

Melanie Whalen
Esri

Dhrumil Shah

Dhrumil Shah
Esri

Sean Victory

Sean Victory
Major League Hacking

Naomi Pentrel

Naomi Pentrel
MongoDB

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Complexity
    - The project is more than just sample code from a tutorial - They utilized APIs, databases, or outside resources
  • Practicality & Scalability
    - There are wider applications for what this team is presenting - The project concept works on a larger scale (i.e. a million users, a billion data points, etc) - There is a viable business model
  • Polish
    - The project is ready for deployment - The project is user friendly and was easy to understand
  • Completion & Effort
    - The team’s pitch exudes passion for the idea they worked - They experiment with unfamiliar technologies - Features are implemented with full functionality