Pearl Hacks is weekend filled with fun and learning. You'll become a better coder and meet some fantastic ladies, all the while raking in some awesome freebies!
We hope that Pearl Hacks will help women of all ages to realize their true value, invigorate their educational journeys, and inspire each other to continue dreaming and achieving amazing things.
$2,335 in prizes
Bandwidth Hack: The Future of Instant Messaging (2)
1st place - $100 AMEX gift card, Google Home, Bandwidth swag (T-shirt, water bottle, moleskin notebook), sweet treats
2nd place - Bandwidth notebook, $25 AMEX gift card
Capital One: Best Financial Hack
$300 Amazon Gift Card
Credit Suisse: Best Use of Automation
Fidelity Investments: Best Beginner Hack
Fitbit Iconic Watch
Genesys: Best Use of AI/Machine Learning
Amazon Echo Spot
Gillings School of Public Health: One Health
$100 Gift Card
Google: Best Use of Google API
Google Home Mini
JP Morgan: Best Hack for Social Good
Bose Bluetooth speaker
MetLife: Most Impactful Hack
MetLife MTU Swag - laptop bag, charging block, other MetLife swag, and gift card
Microsoft: Best use of Azure DevOps
nCino: Why So Serious Hack
Adafruit Gift Card + Surprise Fun Pack
Red Ventures: Most Innovative Hack
Rewriting the Code: Best Women Empowerment Hack
Echo Dot Gen 3
Splunk: Best Use of Splunk
Bose Soundsport Wireless Headphones
CS + Social Good: Most Environmentally Aware Hack
Metal straw, Nalgene water bottles, pins and stickers, canvas tote bag
MLH: Best Domain Registered with Domain.com
Raspberry Pi Kit
MLH: Best use of Google Cloud Platform
Google Home Mini
Pearl Hacks Prize: First Place
Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker II
Pearl Hacks Prize: Second Place
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Polaroid Camera + Film
Pearl Hacks Prize: Third Place
BNY Mellon: Best User-Driven Hack
$150 Amazon gift card
Sponsors, UNC-CS Professors, Mentors
This directly derives from one of our core values. We want hackers to contribute back to the field they’re in, so that their work can better benefit the community in the future.
Reinventing the wheel, no matter how awesome the wheel is, is quite banal. Exploration of ideas is a value that we want all hackers to pursue. Pearl Hacks is looking for novel hacks engineered from the minds of our creative hackers.
Hacks can easily have a variety of ranges of difficulty. We want to reward hackers who demonstrate a large amount of technical prowess in the projects created.
We are looking for hacks that are well-built and could easily be continued to become a viable product. The hack should be more than just a pitch.
There are certain hacks that just cause you to say “WOW.” It is up to the discretion of the judges to identify this intangible quality of a hack that just amazes people.