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XXHacks is a competition that promotes local high school girls with entrepreneurship, ingenuity, and technology development through a 24-hour marathon competition held once every year. Last year was when XXHacks was first held and it was a success. The competition entails high school girls to first form teams and then have their teams come up with novel ideas to develop concepts, plans, and technology solutions for many of today's social ills.  The purpose of XXHacks it to promote girls awareness, interest, and drive into pursuing STEM-based careers and opportunities.  Over 150 girls will participate at the event held in Symantec HQ, Mountain View, California on March 3, 2018.

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Judges

Melody Yang

Melody Yang
Make School Product College/SCU Marketing

Cibele Montez Halasz

Cibele Montez Halasz
Twitter Cortex

Christina Warren

Christina Warren
Apple

Eileen Brewer

Eileen Brewer
Symantec

Munjela Rumanna

Munjela Rumanna
Software Engineer Twitter

Judging Criteria

  • Pitch to judges (less than or around 3 minutes)
    The pitch is within a time limit of 3 minutes, 30 seconds to a minute over 3 minutes is acceptable. Speakers have rehearsed and created a well thought out presentation(shows effort, time commitment, and passion)
  • Market Research and Feasibility
    The business plan is fundamentally realistic.(Within reason) There is a perceived need for the product and would be successful in the intended market You would consider encouraging the team to pursue the idea further.
  • Creativity and Originality
    The idea is original or adds value to existing products Product display is visually appealing, and interactively creative
  • UX/UI
    The prototypes created by the team are well planned out Navigation through the application is intuitive
  • Technical Difficulty
    Team has made significant progress towards creating the application/website Team demonstrates knowledge of possible technical challenges