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!
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!
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.
|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|
This is event is free, but all participants must register on Eventbrite.
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 WIC Hacks; however, mentors or judges can be male. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions about male participation.
High school students above the age of 16 are welcome, and are eligible for prizes. High schoolers can be paired up with college students at the request of the student.
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. WIC Hacks 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!
Teams may be formed on HackerLeague or after the kickoff of the event. WIC Hacks will also be hosting a series of events -- during the weeks leading up to the event and one on the day of the event -- to facilitate team formation.
No, we require that you build from scratch during WIC Hacks. 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.
Please contact email@example.com about housing options.
At this time, we are unable to offer transportation or reimbursement for travel to WIC Hacks. Please check back for updates in this regard.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Please reference the RIT Undergraduate Admissions website for area hotel options.
RIT Campus Safety department handles all emergencies on campus.
AIM Instant Message: RITPublicSafety
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your question.
Please contact email@example.com for any additional information.
Is your company interested in sponsoring WIC Hacks? We would love to talk to you about sponsoring WIC Hacks! Opportunites for sponsorship are described here. Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.