RIT Women in Computing presents
Hosted by Rochester Institute of Technology
Saturday and Sunday, February 25th and 26th, 2017
Free (registration required)
If you are interested in WiCHacks, an all-women hackathon at the Rochester Institute of Technology, then fill out this google form below!
WiCHacks16 was a great turnout! We had 26 Newbie Track participants and 102 confirmed Hackers! To see the cool projects that were made during the hackathon, check out the official DevPost! Curious about attending a hackathon? Browse through photos from WiCHacks16 to paint a better picture of the event!
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, join RIT Women in Computing at Newbie Track is on Friday, February 24th. WiCHacks on Saturday and Sunday, February 25th and 26th, 2017 at RIT!
WiCHacks is an all women 24-hour hackathon hosted by Women in Computing at RIT. A hackathon is a collaborative programming event in which participants create an app, website, game, or other piece of software over the course of the event. Hackathon participants can be female college (including non-RIT) or high school students who are at least 16 years of age.
This event is open to women of all skill levels: those who haven’t programmed at all, women who have done some programming, and the best women programmers out there. It will be a great day to learn, invent, and create the future. Don’t have a team in mind? No worries -- RIT Women in Computing will be hosting a series of events (including one on the morning of the event) to facilitate team formation. All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks) will be provided, and participation is free.
New to programming? Join our Newbie Track! The Newbie Track runs right along with the hackathon and teaches basic programming skills to those who have little to no programming experience.
All hackers and newbies who participate in the hackathon will have the opportunity to upload their resume to our resume database that will be shared with all of our sponsors!
|Newbie Track Begins||5:00 PM|
|Newbie Track Ends||9:00 PM|
|Hackers arrive Team Formation||9:00 AM|
|Kickoff API Talks||10:00 AM|
|Lunch Final Team Formation||11:30 PM|
|Hacking Begins||12:00 PM|
|Workshops/Tech Talks Begin||1:00 PM|
|Major League Hacking Mini Event||6:00 PM|
|Minors leave campus||Midnight|
|Minors may return to campus||6:00 AM|
|30 Minute Warning||11:30 AM|
|Expo and Judging Begins||1:00 PM|
|Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks||2:30 PM|
|Hackathon Ends||3:00 PM|
This is event is free, but all participants must register here.
A continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided, as well as snacks throughout the day. The hackathon will be taking place adjacent to Global Village at RIT, so participants will also be able to purchase food from various dining services at RIT.
Unfortunately, boys are not allowed to participate as hackers during WiCHacks; however, we'd love to have you as a volunteer! You can register as a volunteer on the registration page found here. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions about male participation.
Yes! This event is open to students 16 years and older. If you're hesitant about not having programming experience, consider checking out our Newbie Track where you can learn how to program and still participate in the hackathon.
Your laptop and charger. Additionally, all attendees are required to bring a valid photo ID for admission (name must match registration). Lastly and most importantly, bring your willingness to learn, imagination, and excitment!
Yes! It is okay to attend with little programming experience. WiCHacks will be offering workshops during the event to help students. Mentors will also be at the hackathon to assist teams who need help.
Check out our Extras page!
Don't worry, teams will be formed after the kick-off.
No, we require that you build from scratch during WiCHacks. You may, however, use any publicly available APIs in your project. We also encourage you to get familiar in advance with any programming languages, frameworks, APIs, etc. that you might wish to use in your project.
No, however we will provide a break room for hackers to rest away from the noise of the hackathon.
At this time we will not be providing travel reimbursement.
You will maximize your experience if you have your own laptop; however, if you do not have a laptop that you could use for the duration of the event, please contact email@example.com about laptop options. Priority for laptops will be given to high schoolers.
Unfortunately, parents may not attend the event. Here is information about scheduling an RIT visit. If there is high interest, we may hold an RIT information session for parents at the beginning of the hackathon. If you have an interest in this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please reference the RIT Undergraduate Admissions website for area hotel options.
RIT Campus Safety department handles all emergencies on campus.
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Emergency number: 585.475.3333
Non-emergency number: 585.475.2853
RIT Public Safety Website
Students are strongly encouraged to stay for the entire event.
We will evaluate participation for girls under 16 years old on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us at email@example.com with your question.
Directions to RIT can be found here.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional information.
***All minors must fill out the minor release form. Forms will be collected at registration.***
Rule for those under 18: RIT policy dictates that individuals under the age of 18 are not able to stay on the campus overnight. Individuals under the age of 18 are required to leave the premise by 12:00AM but may return by 6:00AM. Before leaving the premises, stop by the registration desk so that a WiCHacks volunteer can confirm your departure. We require that the parent/guardian picking you up have their contact information on the minor release form. For any questions, email us at email@example.com.