RIT's all-women, 24-hour hackathon hosted by Women in Computing

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/

View full rules

Prizes

$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

Eligibility

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.

Judges

Elouise Oyzon

Elouise Oyzon
RIT

Valentina Peric

Valentina Peric
Girl Develop It / ITX

Anthony Testa

Anthony Testa
RIT

Dan Schneiderman

Dan Schneiderman
RIT / Magic

Sarah Huibregtse

Sarah Huibregtse
RIT

Thomas Kinsman

Thomas Kinsman
RIT

David Brenner

David Brenner
Thimble.io

Lots of other wonderful judges!!

Lots of other wonderful judges!!

Judging Criteria

  • Judges make the final decision.