T9Hacks is a 24-hour hackathon aimed at fostering a fun and creative environment where marginalized students—particularly women and non-binary students—can learn about computing and solve compelling problems.

Held on February 7-8 2020 in the ATLAS Institute on the University of Colorado Boulder's campus.

Go to www.t9hacks.org for more information!


Everyone is welcome to participate in T9Hacks! 


You are free to build anything you set your mind to! That includes software and hardware projects, mobile apps, creative designs, websites, wearable technology... and the list goes on! Come prepared with an open mind, enthusiasm, and creativity.

Hackathon Sponsors


Best Beginner Hack

Most Empowering Hack

Top Education Track

Best Use of Twitter API

Best Creative Technology Track (2)

Best Use of Color Purple

Best User Interface

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Sheiva Rezvani

Sheiva Rezvani
ATLAS Faculty


ATLAS Faculty

Camilla Friedman-Gerlicz

Camilla Friedman-Gerlicz
ATLAS Faculty

Clayton Lewis

Clayton Lewis
Computer Science Faculty

Teri Wilson

Teri Wilson

Alyssa Reese

Alyssa Reese

Victoria Perez

Victoria Perez

Andrea DeVore

Andrea DeVore

Laney Winkler

Laney Winkler

Judging Criteria

    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.
    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.
    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. We are looking for novel hacks engineered from the minds of our awesome hackers.
    We are looking for our hackers to solve problems creatively and uniquely. This also requires creative and critical thought in planning out the hack.
    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.
    We are looking for hacks that are not only functional but are designed well.
    We want to see what you've learned. T9hacks is about learning and exploring technology, so show us where you came into the competition and show us what you've learned in the last 24-hours.
    This is awarded automatically to those who have the top score in Project Ares
    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.
  • Early Childhood Considerations: Appropriate
    How is this approach developmentally, linguistically and culturally appropriate?
  • Early Childhood Considerations: Universal Access
    How is this approach inclusive of children with disabilities?
  • Early Childhood Considerations: Diversity
    How does this approach support an environment of acceptance and respect for gender, culture, language, ethnicity and family composition?
  • Early Childhood Considerations: Discipline
    How does this approach encourage self-control by supporting clear, consistent limits, and having realistic expectations?
  • Early Childhood Considerations: Order
    How does this approach include planning for routines and transitions so they occur in a timely, predictable and unrushed manner according to each child’s needs?
  • Early Childhood Considerations: Empathy
    How does this approach encourage respect for the feelings and rights of others?
  • Early Childhood Considerations: Creativity
    How does this approach ensure opportunities for creative self-expression through activities such as art, music, movement, and dialogue?
  • Early Childhood Considerations: Stakeholders
    How does this approach foster and include the input of multiple early childhood stakeholders, including children, parents, and child care providers?
  • AI Ethics Considerations: Development
    How does this approach to early childhood education prioritize children’s development and well-being?
  • AI Ethics Considerations: Data
    How does this approach to early childhood education protect and nurture children’s data agency?
  • AI Ethics Considerations: Transparency
    How does this approach to early childhood education ensure transparency, explainability and accountability for children?
  • AI Ethics Considerations: Safety
    How does this approach to early childhood education prioritize safety, protection and AI literacy of children?
  • AI Ethics Considerations: Inclusion
    How does this approach to early childhood education prioritize equity and inclusion of children?

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