You might know that Mount Holyoke has been home to pioneers since its founding in 1837. But did you know it’s also the first women’s college to host a hackathon?
HackHolyoke is the first hackathon to achieve an equal male-to-female ratio, a goal the student organizers have committed to achieving since the event began in fall 2014. The full day of creative collaboration encourages over 200 hackers to create disruptive technologies—and to be brilliant.
How do you begin to address problems in the world around you? At HackHolyoke, hackers do just that in a 24-hour burst of inspiration merged with technology and togetherness.
Follow Sophia Mahin ’17 through 24 hours of coding and fun, including some sweet goats and our famous milk and cookies, at HackHolyoke 2016 with an Instagram takeover below.
Ready to disrupt the status quo? Start by crossing through Mount Holyoke’s storied gates. And join a liberal arts college committed to helping women perform in leadership roles.
Let’s pioneer brilliance—together.
The photos here, except for Mahin's takeover photos above, are courtesy of Major League Hacking.
Mount Holyoke, a traditionally women’s college, is for ambitious, independent students from around the world who embrace complexity, cultivate curiosity, and resolve to become agents of change. The tight-knit community is academically rigorous, intellectually adventurous, and socially conscious. As one of the most diverse research liberal arts colleges in the United States, Mount Holyoke prepares students for leadership and cultural awareness on a global scale. Mount Holyoke graduates thrive in all fields, on all continents, and in a vast array of languages.