WiCHacks is an all-women, femme, 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 individuals 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!
Hackathon participants must be female, femme, or non-binary identifying students currently enrolled at a college/university and are 18 years or older.
Apply now! https://wichacks.io/
$4,299 in prizes
WiC: Best Women and Gender Hack
We love seeing women empowering other women through technology! Whether it’s for equality in the workplace, women’s health, or anything else you can think of, this prize category is for women empowering each other. Given to the team with the best hack that empowers women.
26800mAh Portable Phone Charger for each member (max of 4 prizes).
WiC: Best Hardware Hack
Got hardware? Given to the team with the best hack where the main focus is on hardware.
iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit for each team member (max of 4 prizes).
WiC: Most Innovative
Polaroid Cameras for each team member (max of 4 prizes).
WiC: Best Newbie Hack
Is this your first time attending a hackathon or creating a hack? For all the people who came here just starting to code, we encourage you to keep building things and learning. This is just the start of a truly rewarding journey.
**To be eligible for this category, at least half of the team has to be first-time hackers. We want to encourage all first-time hackers to submit their creations.
Chromecast for each team member (max of 4 prizes).
WiC: Best UI
Wacom Intuos Graphics Drawing Tablet for each team member (max of 4 prizes).
Wegmans: Best Use of Wegmans API
$200 Wegmans Gift Card for each team member
JP Morgan: Hack for Social Good
Bose Headphones for each team member (max of 4 prizes).
M&T Bank: Best Community Engagement/Involvement App
$100 Amazon Gift Card for each winning team member
MLH: Best UiPath Automation Hack
Build an automation hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a UiPath/MLH Branded Backpack and an opportunity to interview for a UiPath Internship in 2020 with high recommendation!
MLH: Best Domain Registered with Domain.com
Domain.com provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. Each hacker will receive a FREE domain name and year of domain privacy from Domain.com for their project this weekend! Each winning team member will receive a Domain.com Backpack
MLH: Best use of Google Cloud
Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini.
Northrop Grumman: Most Reliable
VIP Swag Bag and $30 Amazon Gift Card for each member of the winning team
CloudCheckr: Best Serverless Solution
Mini drone for each member of the winning team.
Constellation Brands: Best omni-channel consumer experience
Patagonia Jackets and USB Portable 15in Monitors for each member of the winning team.
Simone Center: Most Commercializable Idea
Each team member will receive $500 in cash.
Only RIT Student Teams are eligible for this prize.
Gartner: Best Gartner Chatbot
Weekender Bundles which include a wireless surround speaker, power bank, and connector cord for each team member
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
All attendees must be female, femme, or non-binary identifying students currently enrolled at a college/university and are 18 years or older
A qualified panel of expert judges
Judges make the final decision