Pearl Hacks is a weekend event bringing together high school and college women from all over the United States to work on projects with mentors from software engineering companies.

Hacking doesn’t mean breaking into anything - It’s breaking your ideas out of the confines of your mind and learning how to make them a reality.

At Pearl Hacks, we will start out with a variety of technical workshops suited for all skill levels and then encourage you to work with other participants to build something using what you learned.

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  • ChallengePost submissions are open to all women who are physically present at Pearl Hacks.
  • You must be either a high school or college student to compete.
  • You are not allowed to write any code for your Pearl Hacks project before 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2015
  • Teams should be 1-4 people in size.


  • Title of the project
  • Brief description
  • Team members names
  • Which category prizes your team/project qualifies for
  • Screenshots or demo video


Maegan Clawges

Maegan Clawges
Pearl Hacks founder and director

Judging Criteria

  • Innovative Idea
  • Technical Functionality
  • User Experience