SharkHack Spring 2024

April 14, 2024 | Simmons University, Boston

Our hackathon provides women and nonbinary students the opportunity to collaborate and create innovative mobile apps, games, hardware hacks, and more!

Student Registration

Mentor Registration
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What is SharkHack?

Welcome to SharkHack 2024! SharkHack is Simmons University’s hackathon, which aims to create an inclusive environment for women and nonbinary students to code, design, and develop projects.

Dive into innovation at SharkHack, where brilliant minds unite to create, collaborate, and code their way to groundbreaking solutions. Set against the vibrant backdrop of cutting-edge technology, SharkHack brings together aspiring developers and designers for an exciting weekend of creativity and competition. Whether you're a seasoned coder or a newcomer to the tech scene, SharkHack offers a welcoming environment for all skill levels.

We welcome undergraduates and Highshoolers of all experience levels and backgrounds to join us this Spring for a weekend of fun, food, and friendly competition!



Newbie Innovator Prize

Encourages creativity and innovation in beginner-friendly coding environments, Projects may include introductory-level coding concepts, interactive storytelling, or basic game development..

Best Student Support Innovation Award

Recognizes the most innovative digital concept catering to diverse learning styles, emphasizes creativity and effectiveness in supporting students' academic needs..

Video Game Concept

Here’s your chance to conceptualize your own video game and start developing it!

The Eco-coders' Award

Recognizes projects aimed at promoting sustainability and environmental conservation within local communities, Encourages the implementation of waste reduction strategies, energy-saving tips, and community gardening initiatives to foster a greener environment.

Out of the Box Award

Show us what you got! this category encourages originality and creativity in developing a platform or idea that combines technology with art in a unique and uplifting way. Whether it's a novel game mechanic, a visually stunning interface, or a thought-provoking concept, this award celebrates hacks that leave us astounded.

💫Best SharkTank Presentation Award💫

Spoiler alert: inspired by Shark Tank, Recognizes the team with the most captivating pitch for their project. Demonstrates creativity, market viability, and entrepreneurial spirit.


Liz Campuzano
Kayla Pringle
Workshop Planning
Janhavi Beley
Workshop Planning
Raneem Mousa
Grace Tamborella
Event Planning
Rachel Peffley
Event Planning

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A hackathon is a place of collaboration and innovation. In this 12 hour event, create a great hack to compete to win some awesome prizes, make new connections and gain valuable experience.
We invite all 18+, currently enrolled in any undergraduate degree, to attend. The goal of this hackathon is to create a safe space for individuals who identify as women and nonbinary, as they are underrepresented in computer science, to be able to explore cool ideas and let their creative minds drive them, while also providing an opportunity for new coders to learn additional skills and feel empowered. With that in mind, feel free to register regardless of your gender.
Yes! Although there may be teams who want to work on more advanced projects, we’ll make sure you end up on a team that’s well-suited to your level of technical expertise. Part of what makes hackathons so fun is the opportunity to learn!
Absolutely! We anticipate having several prize categories.
Yes! Teams will have the opportunity to demo their projects live in front of judges. However, we do recommend recording a video demo as a backup.
Yes! We encourage students to form teams based on project interest. We will also offer a registration option for students who would prefer to be placed on a team. These teams will be designed by the Simmons SharkHack organizers.
Teams must consist of 1-4 members.