WiCHacks was a blast! See you next year.


WiCHacks is an all-female and non-binary 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.

This event is open to all skill levels: from students who haven't programmed at all, to the best programmers out there, it will be a great day to learn, invent, and create the future!

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Keynote Speaker

Anne LaPerla Bio

Anne LaPerla

Anne is currently a senior member of Gartner’s Information Security team supporting program delivery in a chief-of-staff-like role for the CISO. She has a proven track-record in digital transformation and engineering comprehensive software solutions for data integration, analysis, and process automation. Prior to joining Gartner, Anne worked in both technical and non-technical positions in asset management. In her last role she renovated the firm’s investment data platform and prior to that, supported multiple Trading Technology initiatives at the world’s largest hedge fund.

Anne’s experience in collaboration and innovation extends beyond the workplace. She has served on the Board of Directors for the League of Women Voters, where she built a web-based platform for distribution of non-partisan, information for local voters.

Anne is an accomplished equestrian and competes at local shows.

Essential Info


Magic Spell Studios
Rochester Institute of Technology


February 29-March 1, 2020


Getting There

This year, the WiCHacks Team is very excited to be sending buses to the following locations: Binghamton, Ithaca, Cornell, SUNY Albany, Toronto, Waterloo, Buffalo, & Oswego.

Attendees can register for these transportation options once accepted through their application.

For driving directions, RIT provides info on getting to RIT.



All attendees must be female or non-binary identifying students currently enrolled at a college/university and are 18 years or older.


10:30am - Attendee Registration Begins

11:30am - Lunch

12:00pm - Opening Ceremony Begins

1:00pm - Hacking and Team Formation Begins

2:00pm - Wegmans: A Game You Feel Good About

2:40pm - Gartner Chatbot Challenge Workshop

3:05 pm - M&T Bank Tech Talk: Account Openings

3:30 pm - JP Morgan: Design Thinking Workshop

4:10pm - Constellation Brands Tech Talk: What is Omni-Channel

4:35pm - CloudCheckr: Building Quick Solutions with Serverless Architectures

5:45pm - Dinner

7:30pm - MLH Cup Stacking

9:00pm - Ice Cream

10:00pm - Game Tournament

12:00am - Insomnia Cookies

8:30am - Breakfast

10:00am - Submission deadline

12:00pm - Hacking Ends

12:15pm - Lunch

1:00pm - Judging Fair Begins

3:30pm - Closing Ceremony

5:00pm - Hackathon Ends


I identify as male. Can I participate?
While males cannot participate as hackers, we'd love to have you as a volunteer! You can sign up here.
Will you reimburse for travel?
We are unable to provide travel reimburstment.
Can high schoolers participate?
Not this year but check back next year! All participants must have a college ID and be over 18.
What should I bring to WiCHacks?
Your laptop, chargers, and anything else you want to hack on, along with anything for staying overnight!
Does this event cost anything?
Nope! The event is completely free. Be sure to apply in advance to guarantee a spot.
How will I find a team to work with?
If you don't have a team yet, don't fret! There will be a team-formation session immediately after the kick-off.



Question unanswered?
Email us at [email protected]





Is your company interested in sponsoring WiCHacks? We would love to talk to you! Please email [email protected] for more information, or view our 2020 information packet.

Major League Hacking 2020 Hackathon Season