Web designers and developers of all levels are invited to work on a fun project in small teams at this creative and collaborative coding event with other women and friends.  


Please bring your own laptop as we will not have extras.


The Challenge:

Build a ‘gamified’ digital experience that inspires, encourages and rewards behaviors related to health & fitness, using public and open-source technology.

Gamification is the application of game mechanics and game design techniques to engage people and motivate them to achieve their goals. Examples: Pokemon Go, Chore Wars, SuperBetter, Fitocracy, Nike+ App



Friday, November 4th

6:00-7:00pm   Registration

7:00-7:30pm  Welcome Talks - Nike & Puppet

7:30-7:45pm  Team Assignments

7:45-10:00pm Networking & Initial Design/Coding


Saturday, November 5th

9:00-4:00pm   Coding

4:00-5:00pm   Demos

5:00-6:00pm   Judging & Awards


Donation Sponsors

Thank you to FirstTech, Nike, and Puppet for some amazing donations including an Apple Watch, apparel, gift cards, and other items!

Hackathon Sponsors


$410 in prizes

1st Prize

Each team member will receive a $100 Nike gift certificate, Converse backpack, Nike scarf, Nike socks, Nike headbands, Puppet water bottle, Nike Air Max flash drive, and stickers!

2nd Prize

Each team member will receive a $50 Nike gift certificate, Nike water bottle, Nick socks, Puppet bag, and stickers.

People's Choice

Each team member will receive a $50 Nike gift certificate, Nike water bottle, Nike headbands, a Puppet notebook, and stickers!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Participants must be present at the hackathon located at the Puppet office in Portland.

Women of any level of programming experience are encouraged to join.

Teams will be selected to include a mix of experience levels and skill sets.

This is meant to be a safe and welcoming environment open to all without discrimination.

Although this list cannot be exhaustive, we honor and respect diversity in age, culture, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, race, religion, sexual orientation and technical ability.


Code of Conduct



What and how do I submit?

  • Everyone must sign up individually at: https://we-code-hackathon-2016.devpost.com
  • Submit screenshots, videos, and/or a presentation along with:
    • Your team number and name
    • A description of your project
    • A list of additional features you would add if given more time
    • A description of the target audience
    • A description of how each team member contributed
  • Submit a zipped-up folder with the working source code on a thumbdrive (to be provided) or link to a github repository 
  • Submit a readme file with instructions for opening the app/site and performing the necessary steps to use it
  • Each team will be given up to 3 minutes to pitch their project

What is required of the application?

  • The application should not contain any third-party proprietary code. It is the Participant’s responsibility to ensure that the submission does not infringe upon or violate any third-party rights.
  • Publicly available frameworks, APIs and open-source code that has been available for at least two weeks are allowed, but otherwise all code must be written during the event.
  • The project must be a working solution. It may run locally on a laptop or be deployed to a publicly viewable environment.
  • Ensure that each team member has a voice - collaborate and have fun!

Individuals/teams retain ownership of their own code.  Judges will review the finished code but will not keep it.

This is a code challenge not a security hacking event.


Melissa Casburn

Melissa Casburn
Principal User Experience Designer / Puppet

Urvi Trivedi

Urvi Trivedi
Engineering Manager / Nike

Caterina Paun

Caterina Paun
Director / Women Who Code Portland

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity & Innovation
    The project should solve a problem that is not being addressed by currently available software products. It should offer a fresh perspective, and utilize data, content, or technology in a new way.
  • Benefits & Impact
    The product should demonstrate the potential to improve the lives of its target market as well as the ability to measure these results.
  • Consumer Experience (Design, UI, UX)
    The content and features provided by the product should be designed for your target audience in a way that is approachable, accessible, easy to use, and aesthetically pleasing.
  • Meets All of the Challenge Requirements
    The application should not contain any third-party proprietary code. The project must be a working solution. Ensure that each team member has a voice.

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