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. Hackathon participants can be female college (including non-RIT) or high school students who are at least 16 years of age.
More information is available at http://wic-hacks.rit.edu/
Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment! Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Members of the winning team receive Hack Harassment Battery Packs!
Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS
$250 AWS Credit
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Domain.com Swag Bags.
Best Teaching Programming Hack by Hubspot
Prize: Amazon Gift Cards and HubSpot water bottles!
Best Women & Gender Issues Hack by Viacom
Prize: 2nd gen Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus's
Most Innovative Hack by Intuit
An Amazon Echo for each teammate!
Technically Difficult by Constant Contact
Prize: Sony Portable Bluetooth Speakers
- Frameworks used
- Use of cloud in project
- Use of version control tools (Github)
- Use any local db or storage persistence
- Mobile / VR applications
- New technologies learned during hackathon
Rookie Award by Bank of America (2)
Best UI by New Relic
Prize: A portable Bluetooth speaker (Clip2) and a quick charge external battery (Mophie Powerstation) for each teammate.
- First and foremost, it’s got to look good
- We tend to favor clean, uncluttered designs
- UX interactions should be intuitive
- Design should be appropriate for the use case
Best Web App by Vitech
$3k in Amazon Gift Card credit shared amongst the team
Best Hardware Hack by Liberty Mutual (2)
Prize: Amazon Echo Dots
- Creative use of devices
- Real world potential/impact
- Creative and innovative solution
Most Novel by Women in Computing at RIT
Best Hack for Social Good by JP Morgan
A Google Home for the team!
Best Open Source Hack by Red Hat
Prize: A lilypad development kit (open source hardware)
Choose an open source license, make your code public (on GitHub, for example). You can even have a patch to an existing open source project, rather than writing a program from scratch.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Various Company Sponsors!
Help children learn how to program
Solve a women and gender issue
Solve a data science problem