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!

Hackathon participants must be female college or high school students.

Registration Required!

Apply now! https://wichacks.io/


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

High school students are only allowed to enter MLH and High school prize categories.

Hackathon Sponsors


$5,260 in prizes

High School - Most Innovative

Amazon Echo Dots

High School - Best UI

Project Kits courtesy of Thimble.io

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 AWS Credit

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essentials Kit

Best Women and Gender Issue Hack

Solar Powered Chargers + Bluetooth Shower Speakers

Most Technically Difficult - Constant Contact

Tile Mates for each team member

Best Web and Mobile Hack - Intuit

Fire 7 Tablets

Best UI - Fidelity

$100 Amazon Gift Card per team member

Best Hardware Hack - Harris

Raspberry Pi Starter Kits

Best Game

Nintendo 2D's with Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time

Best Newbie Hack

Fire HD 8 Tablets

Liberty Mutual Hack

$100 Gift Card per team member

Best use of Wegmans API

$250 Wegmans Gift Card per team member

Best Use of Google Cloud Platform

Google Home Mini's

Best Hack For Social Good - JP Morgan

Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Elouise Oyzon

Elouise Oyzon

Valentina Peric

Valentina Peric
Girl Develop It / ITX

Anthony Testa

Anthony Testa

Dan Schneiderman

Dan Schneiderman
RIT / Magic

Sarah Huibregtse

Sarah Huibregtse

Thomas Kinsman

Thomas Kinsman

David Brenner

David Brenner

Lots of other wonderful judges!!

Lots of other wonderful judges!!

Judging Criteria

  • Judges make the final decision.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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