November 12-13, 2022


LiDAR Tours Site

LiDAR Tours

Most Ambitious

A VR environment allowing users to explore rooms virtually.

Kate Macvicar, Annissa Mu, TemiKayas Kayas, Emma Lim

Well Wave Site

Well Wave

Best Beginner

Connects friends/builds a community that values wellness.

Marleigh Asbrooks, Carrie Huang, Ariel Athena Moncrief


Campus Covid Mutual Aid

Most Readily Employable

Connects volunteers with Wellesley sibs in need.

Sandy Zheng, Soo Hyung Kim, Diya Khanna, Luke Raus

CheckInn Site


Best Wellness Hack

Connect with loved ones.

Aliana Hanhee Yoon, Allison Dixon

Well-Linked Site


Best Community Hack

Connect with members of the BOW community.

Venkadesh E., Emily Suh, Tina Tianjiao Zhong

LocalPace Site


Best UI

A Fitness App to empower small local businesses.

Lian Liu, Lixin Qin, Zixuan Wu

Wouldpecker Site


Most Creative Use of Twilio

Habit tracker with chatbot integration.

Ari Porad, Tarun Sepuri, Daisy Hollifield, Shaylee Xie

Serenbience Site


Best Domain Name (

Relax with a perfectly customized ambience.

Yiduo Wang, Bojia Chen, Anna Zhou

Connect16 Site


Best Use of CockroachDB

Connect with compatible MBTIs.

Kim Hsueh, Yihui Liao, Bernice Sun

Boston Bathrooms Site

B(oston) B(athrooms)

Best Accessibility Hack (Fidelity)

Making Boston's public bathrooms accessible to all.

Adriana Castillo, Yerim Lee, Noelle Davis


Connection and Wellness

Growing & recovering in a post-COVID world

Most Readily Employable

Best Wellness Hack

Best Community Hack

Best Beginner Hack

Most Ambitious Hack

Best UI Hack


10:30 - 11:00 AM

Ballroom Foyer

Check-in for Hackers

11:00 - 11:30 AM


Opening Ceremony

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Brainstorming / Team Formation

12:00 PM


1:00 - 2:30 PM

Ballroom Foyer


3:00 - 3:30 PM


Sponsor Meet & Greet

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Lulu 413 (via Zoom)


Yelp: What They Don't Tell You About Technical Interviews

4:00 - 5:00 PM

LULU 413


WIP: Intro to UI/UX with Figma

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Ballroom Foyer


5:45 - 7:00 PM

Knapp Center


Wellesley Game Dev Club: Intro to Game Dev

7:00 - 8:00 PM

LULU 210

[MLH Mini-Event]

Capture the Flag Cybersecurity Challenge (beginner level)

7:00 - 8:00 PM

LULU 413


GDSC: Intro to Github

8:00 - 9:00 PM

LULU 413


GDSC: Intro to Web Dev

9:00 - 10:00 PM

LULU 210

Among Us

10:00 - 11:00 PM

LULU 210

Among Us

11:00 PM

Cow Chair Room

Midnight Snack

** all times are in eastern time (EST)

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  • What is a Hackathon?

    It's a grand gathering of people to make their ideas come to life. Think out of the box, try new technologies, ask questions, make mistakes, discover a new language, and have fun! We will be following Major League Hacking's Code of Conduct. Check out their video explaining what a hackathon is here.

  • What if I have no experience with coding or Hackathons?

    Don't sweat it! We've purposefully designed WHACK to offer an encouraging and supportive environment. At WHACK, you'll quickly learn from our workshops and army of mentors, as well as your team members and other students.

  • When is the deadline to apply?

    The application deadline is Sunday, October 23rd at 11:59pm EST.

  • Who can attend? Is this event only for women?

    We welcome any undergraduate college student 18+ to participate in WHACK. It's important to keep in mind that we are looking to create a welcoming and empowering space for women and other underrepresented identities in tech. If you have any questions about this, please contact us!

  • How will mentorship work?

    We have mentors available for everyone! Just go into the one of the mentor channels and ask your questions. You can also ask questions directly to our sponsors' channels.

  • How will hackers be accepted?

    Upon registration for WHACK via our Google form, all hackers are welcome to come.

  • How do teams work? Can I register solo?

    Hackers can decide to register in teams of 2-4 people, but everyone must submit individual applications. Members of teams who apply together will all receive the same acceptance decision.
    We'll also be facilitating team-formation activities before and during the event to help you find teams. Although you're welcome to hack on your own, only teams are eligible to win prizes.

  • What will I eat?

    Trust us, you won't be hungry at WHACK! We'll provide all meals on Saturday, and Sunday breakfast & lunch. We'll also have a snack table, food surprises, and coffee throughout the hackathon. We work hard to accommodate all dietary restrictions and make healthy options available.

  • What if I can only come for part of the weekend?

    If you have a special circumstance, please indicate so on your application. WHACK is ultimately a resource for you to learn, connect with others, and meet mentors in industry, so you'll get more out of it if you can stay for the whole event.


Introducing the 2022 WHACK organizing team.

We're all incredibly excited for you to join us and enjoy the amazing events we have lined up for you!

Web Dev
Catherine Wang

Catherine Wang



Michelle Zhao

Michelle Zhao




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