WiCS Hacks is a 12 hour student run hackathon for women hosted at the University of Texas at Austin. We are committed to to expanding the skills, network, and community of technical women. By joining the hacker community, we want women to feel empowered to bring their ideas and projects to life. Come out for a day of hacking, cool speakers, free food, and tons of fun activities! ALL majors are welcome! Lights, Camera, Hack-tion! ✨
|8 am||Registration & Breakfast||GDC Atrium|
|9:30 am||Introduction||GDC Auditorium|
|9:50 am||Keynote||GDC Auditorium|
|10 am||Hacking Begins||GDC 5th & 6th floors|
|10 - 10:30 am||Team Formations||GDC Atrium|
|11:30 am - 12:30 pm||Workshop 1 - Capital One (Technical)||GDC 5.302|
|12:30 pm||Lunch||GDC 6th floor bridge|
|3:30 - 4:30 pm||Workshop 2 - Bloomberg's Social (Puzzle Hunt)||GDC 5.302|
|6 pm||Dinner||GDC 6th floor bridge|
|6 pm||Deadline to sign-up for judging|
|8 pm||Hacking Ends|
|8 - 10:30 pm||Judging||GDC 5.302, 5.304|
|9 - 10 pm||Social Activity w/ State Street||GDC 6.302|
|10:30 - 11 pm||Closing & Results||GDC 6.302|
A hackathon is a place to bring ideas to life. You can work as a team or run solo to create your wacky projects in a single stretch. Other than hacking, there’s speakers, fun activities, networking with sponsors, learning new technologies, and a welcoming community in tech.Who can come? What if I don’t have experience? I'm a beginner/non-coder/non-CS major. Can I still attend?
WiCS Hacks is the perfect place to attend your first hackathon. We highly encourage female identifying people from all majors and all backgrounds to attend - either way you’ll learn a ton! There will also be mentors to help you out along the way.What if I don’t have a team?
No problem at all! We will matching up those who don’t have teams the day of!What does it cost?
$0! WiCS Hacks is 100% free of cost! We provide meals, caffeine, swag, workspace, and WiFi.What do I need to bring?
Bring a valid student ID or government-issued ID for admission and a laptop (with a charger) for hacking. We’ll provide pretty much everything else— food, stickers, sponsor swag, and more! If you like to be comfy, you can bring a blanket.My question wasn't answered :(
Email us at email@example.com or any officer on the WiCS website!
The team behind WiCS Hacks is the UT Women In Computer Science officer team consisting of 14 members all committed towards empowering women in technology. We are a group of computer science majors dedicated towards bringing women together to hack and collaborate. Our goal with WiCS Hacks is to create and foster a safe and exciting environment for turning wild ideas into reality.
Thanks to these companies for their generous donations!