Earlham College's inaugural hackathon. Work on innovative projects to solve different issues in Social Justice or Global Health

Squirrel Hacks 2018 is a hackathon that Earlham Hackers club is organizing for March 3rd and 4th. The hackathon will be hosted on the Earlham College campus. We hope to bring creative minds from colleges of the Richmond area and beyond.

Squirrel Hacks is a hackathon with and Earlham spin on it, meaning:

  • It is highly collaborative, bringing people from different areas of expertise together to solve a problem of common interest.
  • We will provide a relaxed and welcoming environment by offering stress-relieving activities and no-tech sleeping areas.
  • It is multi-themed, with some being social justice, global/public health, innovation, and more!

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Participants must be at least 18 years of age. Teams can have at most 4 people.


Projects must be submitted before 11:00 AM on Sunday (March 4th) to be eligible for judging and awards.




Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    1 - 10
  • Originality
    1 - 10
  • Impressiveness
    What's your project's "wow" factor? How did you go above and beyond? 1 - 10
  • Learning
    How much did the participants learn from the project? Did they have to overcome any challenges? What risks did they take? 1 - 10