That's All Folks!

WIC Hacks 2014 was amazing! Thank you so much to all of our sponsors, mentors, judges, and volunteers. Also, of course, thank you to our more than 75 participants. We hope that everyone had a fantastic time! For your viewing pleasure, photos from the day can be found on Facebook and Flickr. A recap of WIC Hacks can be found here. Finally, we will be running WIC Hacks again next year, so keep an eye out for us!

Calling all women!

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, join RIT Women in Computing at WIC Hacks on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at RIT!

About WIC Hacks

WIC Hacks will be one of many hackathons occurring on university campuses all over the world on the weekend of April 25-27 as part of the International Women's Hackathon.

A hackathon is a collaborative programming event in which participants create an app, website, game, or other piece of software over the course of thirteen hours. 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.

Not a student but still interested in participating in this event? Please consider being a mentor. Mentors can be computing faculty and industry professionals, and will be paired with a team of students. Mentors will be responsible for providing broad technical and career guidance to their team. Mentors can be male or female. A detailed schedule and list of responsibilities for each role will be available soon. Please sign up as a mentor through Eventbrite to be kept up to date about the release of these materials.



The schedule for WIC Hacks is as follows. Please note that individual times are subject to change.

last updated: 03/23/2014

Activity Approximate Time
Registration / Breakfast 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Kick-off 9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
Platinum Sponsor Workshops (2) 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Platinum Sponsor Workshops (2) 10:50 AM - 11:35 AM
API Demos from our Gold and Silver Sponsors (flash talk-style) 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Hackathon Begins! 12:00 PM
Lunch 1:10 PM - 1:30 PM
Keynote (TBA) 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Hacking Continues 2:00 PM
Dinner Available (hacking continues) 6:00 PM (approx.)
Project Demos 8:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Awards Ceremony / Final Wrap-Up 9:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Frequently Asked Questions

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