The Women in Computing Hackathon (WiCHacks) mission is to enhance opportunities for students who identify as women or gender minorities in the tech industry and all students who support them, regardless of gender or sex. WiCHacks values diversity and inclusion as essential to our mission and welcomes anyone in support of moving this mission forward, including those of other genders or sex, to sign up for the hackathon. Hosted by Women in Computing (WiC) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), the hackathon is a 24-hour, collaborative programming event in which participants create an app, website, game, or other piece of software throughout 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!
Historically, women and gender minorities are underrepresented in the tech world. The Women in Computing Hackathon (WiCHacks) goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment for students who identify as women or gender-minorities in the tech industry, including those of other genders or sex who support them. When we create room for others, we foster a culture of dynamic inclusion, ensuring that everyone has a seat at the table. Throughout WiCHacks, our students can build amazing projects together!
Any undergraduate or graduate college student, who supports the mission of WiCHacks can participate! As a reminder, The Women in Computing Hackathon (WiCHacks) mission is to enhance opportunities for students who identify as women or gender minorities in the tech industry and all students who support them.
Yes! Anyone with any amount of coding experience can participate in this hackathon.
Anyone who is a student at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Not a student at RIT but associated with a surrounding university? Please reach out to us at [email protected].
We would really appreciate it if you did not use past projects and only submit your WiCHacks project to WiCHacks devpost.
Do not fret! We will have many bonding sessions so you can find your dream team.
The hackathon is TBD.
The hackathon will be hybrid! People are welcome to come in person or participate online.
Question unanswered? Email us at [email protected].