New York City’s first virtual hackathon for young women and non-binary individuals in high school and college from around the world.

Creatica is New York City’s first virtual, student-run hackathon for young women and non-binary individuals in high school and college from around the world. Founded on a mission to increase gender diversity within tech spaces, Creatica is a 2-day event that will equip students with the real technical skills and support network to hack together a project.

Students with all levels of coding experience are encouraged to join us and discover their potential as problem-solvers and tech leaders. Look forward to a weekend of educational workshops, inspirational mentors, and supportive female hackers!

*trans and non-binary inclusive 

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$1,450 in prizes

Best Impact Hack

Build a project that leverages technology to create positive social impact.

- Creatica t-shirts
- Other prizes TBD

Rising Tech Hack

This prize is for teams with 3 or more first-time hackers.

- Creatica t-shirts
- Other prizes TBD

Best Far Out Hack

Build something for fun! Create an app that uses machine learning to identify hot dogs vs. other foods! Be creative!

- Creatica t-shirts
- Other prizes TBD

Runner Up Hack

- Amazon Echos
- Creatica t-shirts
- Other prizes TBD

Best Overall Hack

- Airpods
- Creatica t-shirts
- Other prizes TBD

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Creatica is for women and non-binary individuals who are in high school and college. Some exceptions might be made on a case by case basis, so if you want to participate and are not in high school or college, please email us at !


  • Hack together a project that follows our tracks or does not in teams of 1-4. 
  • Start and complete your project within hackathon hours. 
  • Submit on Devpost by the deadline. 
  • In your Devpost submission, include a brief demo video (2 MINUTES MAX) describing your product and why you built it and your code!


Rachel Lam

Rachel Lam
Co-Founder & Managing Partner @ Imagination Capital

Judging Criteria

  • Innovativeness
    Does the product take a fresh approach to the problem it is trying to solve?
  • Execution
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? How is the design?
  • Scalability
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have or increase the efficiency of a certain task?
  • Presentation
    How well was the project presented in the video presentation? Did it make the hack more compelling? Did it explain the story and/or inspiration behind the hack? Did it give a good idea of its purpose?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before? How good was the product in the context of their experience level with computer science and/or hackathons?
  • Theme
    If the team submitted to a track, does the hack adhere to the event's theme? Does it implement that theme fully or just partially?