Join Girls in Tech for a global virtual hackathon to design innovative solutions for those impacted by Breast Cancer (patients, survivors, caregivers).

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Although breast cancer is the most common cancer in the world among women, increased awareness, early detection/screening, and improved treatment options have helped aid in the decline of death rates over the past 30 years. It's our priority to raise awareness for Breast Cancer and mobilize our Girls in Tech community to develop tech solutions for this disease. This tech challenge will do just that, as we encourage the development of tools to promote prevention, monitor treatments, and address health disparities especially for women of color.

McKesson will work with Hackathon winners to utilize these tech solutions as a mobile platform for the McKesson Cause Network, a collection of McKesson employees who are interested in networking and sharing information and resources to help those who have been touched by cancer.


Participants are encouraged to develop mobile application solutions for challenges mentioned in the following tracks. Projects outside of the following tracks are welcome as long as they address a relevant need related to Breast Cancer awareness, prevention, monitoring, and treatment.  

  1. Develop a solution to address the systemic challenges that prevent women of color from receiving Breast Cancer screenings and/or treatment.
  2. Design a solution to help Breast Cancer patients and caregivers find reliable and credible information with ease.
  3. Create a tool or method/solution to monitor side effects of specific cancer treatments in Breast Cancer.
  4. Create a tool or method/solution to monitor activities and/or actions to prevent Breast Cancer.



  Build Period Judging
Sprint September 28 - October 9 October 12 - October 30


Step Topic Main content
# 1 Registration In DevPost, click the “Register” button and create an account.
# 2 Join Slack Workspace Join the Slack Workspace: Girlsintech-virtualhackathon. Introduce yourself at #welcome!
# 3 Recruit team members If you’re looking for team members, you can also find teammates in or post in #find-teammates Slack channel.
# 4 Create a team channel in Slack Feel free to create your own channel in Slack and invite all of your team members to it.
# 5 Review rules and challenges Review the rules and guidelines on DevPost and challenge project ideas:
# 6 Prototype, build, and test! Work on your challenge project and submit via DevPost. It is highly recommended to reach out to your team members through Slack
# 7 Submit! Submit your completed project by the Sprint deadline.


  • Individual participants over 18 years old can participate.
  • Teams are welcome to sign up as a group of up to 5 members or as individuals.


Project Options:

   1. Build a functioning MVP ready for immediate use.

    2. Develop a prototype concept for an application that can later become a functioning product. 


All of the following items must be included in submission to the Girls in Tech DevPost page:

1. Submission form 

    • Submit your project to the Girls in Tech Devpost before the deadline and complete the submission form questionnaire. Submission (including video/code links) are editable until the deadline. 
      • Introduction
      • Purpose & Motivation
      • How this application works
      • How this application was developed
      • How to use this application
      • Difficulties & Challenges you faced
      • Go-to-Market Evaluation (How will this product be made scalable and accessible to the public?)


2. Video

    • Upload a short video demo of your product, including an explanation of the function and solution. This video can be submitted as a Youtube link on your Devpost page for your project.
    • Videos should be a maximum of 3 minutes long.


3. GitHub or other code repo link

    • Please ensure that this link is publicly shareable so judges can access your project


4. Images, Screenshots, & Wireframes


By submitting your project to the Girls in Tech Hackathon DEVPOST, you are acknowledging that these materials may be used to promote this hackathon globally.

Hackathon Sponsors


$2,000 in prizes

First Place

$1000 cash prize

Second Place

$600 cash prize

Third Place

$400 cash prize

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Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


James Frison

James Frison
President, McKesson Foundation | Senior Director of Corporate Impact

Nidhi Kharbanda

Nidhi Kharbanda
Sr Solutions Architect- Lead Programmer/Analyst Mckesson Technology - Global FP&A McKesson Cause Network

Andrea Polatos

Andrea Polatos
Vice President, CIO McKesson Canada

John Venable

John Venable
SVP & CIO, PsAS Business Enablement and Procurement

Nini CY Wu, MD

Nini CY Wu, MD
Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives McKesson Cause Network

Shannon Bjerregaard

Shannon Bjerregaard
Vice President, CIO, McKesson Medical Surgical

Judging Criteria

  • Originality and Innovation
    Is the application’s concept original and unique?
  • User Experience
    Is the design easy to use with a quality and intuitive user interface?
  • Usefulness
    Is this application solving and addressing real issues that users are facing?
  • Go-to-Market Ready
    How soon can this application be deployed and used by real users?

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