WiCS Hacks

February 9th, 2019 • The University of Texas at Austin

About

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! ✨

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Schedule

Time Event Location
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
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?

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 wicspresident@gmail.com or any officer on the WiCS website!

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Team

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.

Sponsors

Many thanks to our sponsors this year!