WiCHacks was a blast! See you next year.


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.

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

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Louise Slaughter Hall
Rochester Institute of Technology


February 10-11, 2018


Getting There

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

Busses are being provided to Brockport, Buffalo, Cornell, Oswego, Syracuse, and Waterloo.



All attendees must be female students currently enrolled at a college/university or high school.


10:30am - Registration

11:15am - Lunch

12:00pm - Opening Ceremony

12:55pm - Raffle!

1:00pm - Hacking Begins + Team Formation

1:00pm - Arcade opens

2:00pm - JP Morgan: "Hack-A-Tips"

2:15pm - WiC: "HTML & CSS Tech Talk for First Timers"

2:15pm - Liberty Mutual: "API Talk"

2:30pm - Harris: "How do you develop a noise cancelling algorithm?"

3:00pm - Intuit: "APIs for beginners"

3:30pm - Constant Contact: "Setting up an Express Server and Deploying to Heroku"

3:45pm - Fidelity "Open Q&A with Fidelity Investments"

4:15pm - Wegmans: "The Evolution of Technology in Retail"

4:30pm - Club Cafe "Coffee Talk"

5:30pm - Raffle!

6:00pm - Dinner

7:00pm - Google Hangout with Pearl Hacks and T9Hacks

7:50pm - Raffle!

8:00pm - MLH Cup Stacking

8-11pm - Massages

9:00pm - Ice Cream

11:00pm - High school students must be picked up for the night

11:00pm - Raffle!

12:00am - Bubble Tea

Hacking continues overnight

1:00am - Raffle - Beats Headphones

6:00am - High school students may return

7:30am - Morning Yoga

8:00am - Breakfast

9:00am - Raffle - Fuji Camera Kit

10:00am - Submissions due

11:30am - Lunch

1pm - 3pm - Judging Fair

3:30pm - 5pm - Closing Ceremony

3:35pm - Final Raffle!


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?
Yes! However, high school students must be dropped off by a parent. Full details will be provided via email.
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 2018 information packet.

Major League Hacking 2018 Hackathon Season