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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Keynote Speaker

Annette Warren

Annette Warren

President iSECURE, LLC

Annette Warren is the President iSECURE, LLC a Cyber Security company based out of Rochester, NY that is listed as one of the Top 100 Company’s in Rochester. A lifelong entrepreneur, with a business degree and experience in her family’s business, led her to the technology industry in the late 1990s. As a partner, alongside her husband, Annette helped pioneer an ISP and VoIP company when there were very few women visible in technical leadership roles. Annette’s determination and perspective allowed her to find creative ways to deliver go to market strategies for cutting edge technologies in a fast paced and ever evolving technical environment.

Essential Info


Louise Slaughter Hall
Rochester Institute of Technology


March 2-3, 2019


Getting There

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

Busses are being provided to Buffalo, Brockport, Waterloo, Cornell, Binghamton, Syracuse and Oswego. You must RSVP to garuntee a seat on the bus.



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


10:30am - Attendee Registration Begins

11:30am - Lunch • Dinosaur Barbeque

12:00pm - Opening Ceremony

1:00pm - Team Formation Activity

1:00pm - Hacking Begins

1:00pm - Arcade & Games Open

1:35pm - Constellation Brands Talk

2:00pm - JP Morgan Tech Talk

3:05 pm - TCGPlayer Tech Talk

3:45 pm - ByteCubed Tech Talk

4:10 pm - Wegmans Tech Talk

4:50pm - Harris Tech Talk

5:15pm - Capital One Tech Talk

5:40pm - Club Cafe Tech Talk

6:00pm - Photo Booth Opens

6:30pm - Dinner • Olive Garden

7:30pm - MLH Cup Stacking

7:30pm - Yoga Session 1

8:10pm - Yoga Session 2

8:50pm - Yoga Session 3

9:00pm - Ice Cream • Brusters

10:00pm - Popcorn Party 1

11:00pm - Photo Booth Closed

12:15am - Midnight Wegmans Sushi

12:30am - Popcorn Party 2

8:45am - Breakfast • BoxCar Donut & Bruegger’s Bagels

10:00am - DevPost Subission Deadline

12:00pm - Lunch • Park Ave Paninoteca

12:00pm - Arcade Closes

12:30pm - Coding Ends

1pm - 3pm - Judging Fair

3:00pm - Bubble Tea!

3:30pm - Closing Ceremony


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 2019 information packet.

Major League Hacking 2019 Hackathon Season