WiCHacks is a collaborative programming event in which participants can create an app, website, game, or any other project over the course of the event.

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. Hackathon participants can be female college (including non-RIT) or high school students who are at least 16 years of age.

This event is open to women of all skill levels: those who haven’t programmed at all, women who have done some programming, and the best women programmers out there. It will be a great day to learn, invent, and create the future. Don’t have a team in mind? No worries -- RIT Women in Computing will be hosting a series of events (including one on the morning of the event) to facilitate team formation. All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks) will be provided, and participation is free.

New to programming? Join our Newbie Track! The Newbie Track runs right along with the hackathon and teaches basic programming skills to those who have little to no programming experience.

All hackers and newbies who participate in the hackathon will have the opportunity to upload their resume to our resume database that will be shared with all of our sponsors!

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Judges

Adam Blaine

Adam Blaine
RIT WiC

Chris Tran

Chris Tran
RIT WiC

Matt Lake

Matt Lake
RIT WiC

Tina Howard

Tina Howard
RIT WiC

Jen Lamere

Jen Lamere
RIT WiC

a16z

a16z

HubSpot

HubSpot

Intuit

Intuit

Two Sigma

Two Sigma

Xerox

Xerox

Judging Criteria

  • Best Developer Tool
    MLH
  • Best Domain Name from Domain.com
    MLH
  • Best Hack for Teaching Programming
    RIT WiC
  • Best Hack for Women and Gender Issue
    Xerox
  • Best UI Design
    HubSpot
  • Best Use of AWS
    MLH
  • Best Use of Beaker
    Two Sigma
  • Most Innovative
    a16z
  • Most Novel
    Intuit
  • Rookie Award
    RIT WiC