RIT's all-women, femme, and non-binary 24-hour hackathon hosted by Women in Computing

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.

Registration Required!

Apply now! https://wichacks.io/

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Prizes

$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

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

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

 

Judges

A qualified panel of expert judges

A qualified panel of expert judges

Judging Criteria

  • Judges make the final decision