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.
$915 in prizes
Capital One - Best Financial Hack
CapTech - Most Community Impact
Google - Best Google Hack (2)
Sentry One - Best Use of Microsoft Stack
Red Ventures - Most Disruptive Hack
JP Morgan - Best Hack for Social Good
Microsoft - Best use of Microsoft Cognitive Services API
Genesys - Best AI/Machine Learning Hack (2)
Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS
$250 AWS Credit
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essentials Kit
Ally - Smart Money Application (2)
MLH 1st Place
Bandwidth - The Future of Instant Messaging
The Ultimate Bandwidth Basket
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Sponsors, UNC-CS Professors, and 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.