What is SharkHack?
SharkHack is Simmons University’s annual hackathon, which aims to create an inclusive environment for women and nonbinary students to code, design, and develop projects.
This is the first Simmons Hackathon to happen since 2019! Because of this, we especially encourage students to work on impactful projects by introducing prize categories. Participants won prizes for Community, Self-Care, Video Game Concept, Design Concept, Data Challenge, UI/UX, Graduate Hack, and Best Failed Hack.
We welcome undergraduate and graduate students of all experience levels and backgrounds to join us this Spring for a weekend of fun, food, and friendly competition!
We will have a quick 10 minute presetation with introductions and thanks to our sponser
Mingle around with your fellow hackers and find teammates for the Shark Hack! Don't be afraid of not knowing anyone! Or if you came with a friend, try teaming up with strangers! That's the joy of SharkHack. If you need help we will assign you a team based on your experience! Breakfast will not be served, there will be snacks available.
Pick a category you will complete for your team's challenge!
Collaborate with team members to come up with a fun and innovative project! Lunch will be served around 12:30pm.
Join your team to present your amazing project to the judges!
Enjoy catered food while the judges take the time to deliberate and choose this hackathon's prize winners!
Winners will be announced
How can we stay connected in this digital landscape? Now’s your chance to design a project revolving around your community.
This category is for a team with at least two first-time hackathon attendees that make the most creative and innovative project.
Video Game Concept
Here’s your chance to conceptualize your own video game and start developing it!
Analyze and display data in a way that improves understanding using a dataset you and your team have not used before.
Create a hack that emphasizes the user experience as well as a well-developed user interface.
This category is open to teams with graduate students on them.
Best Failed Hack
The most creative hack that was attempted but not completed!
Web Developer/Sponsor Outreach
Questions or Concerns?
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