Date: August 14-16 2020
Date: August 14-16 2020
Women make up over 50% of the population, but only earn 18% of computer science bachelor's degrees in the United States. TecHacks is a hackathon aiming to bridge that gender gap by enabling female students to find a passion in computer science and problem solving, while creating a supportive environment of other like-minded females to compete and work with.
This year we are going virtual! Girls from all over the world have a chance to code, compete, connect, and win prizes. Participants will work on a project over the weekend with a team of 1-4 people. The project can be an app, website, or anything else you come up with that focuses on one of the four tracks below. We will have workshops throughout the weekend (refer to schedule below) for all skill levels, from first time coding to expert coder. Mentors will also be available throughout the weekend to assist teams with their hacks
*All times are in EST
Neural Networks in the Wolfram Language
Led by: Olivia Ma
Introduction to Java
Led by: Ananya Chilakamarri
How to Build an iOS App with Swift
Led by: Erika Ramirez
Led by: Julia Fernandez
Introduction to Python
Women in STEM panel
Led by: Anisha Jain
Team Formation Activity
Super beginner-friendly UX Design Workshop
Led by: Uyen Vicky Vo
Led by: Sanchi Bansal
Led by: Qoom
echoAR: Build a Cloud-Connected AR/VR App in 15 minutes or less
Led by: echoAR
Artificial Intelligence & Global Health
After the Hackathon: Taking your code to the next level
FINAL SUBMISSIONS DUE
Women in Leadership panel
Getting an app on the App Store
Led by: Erika Hairston
Awards & Closing Ceremony
Led by: Noor Boukari
Cyber Security & Caesar's Cipher using Python
Led by: Shagun Khare
Over $54,000 in prizes
Compete for the chance to win:
-The chance to be mentored by founders of companies like Netflix, Tinder, Reddit, YouTube, and so many more, with a free mentorship by First Text
-Potential internships with tech companies
...and so many more!!!
Who is Eligible to Participate?
All self-identifying females (non-binary and trans included) in high school or college can participate in this hackathon!
I don't really know how to code... can I still participate?
Do I need a team?
Teams are permitted, but not required. People can work in groups from 2-4 or can work indiviually.
What should I have?
You have to have a computer with working wifi. (We also recommend lots of snacks :))
How much does it cost?
TecHacks is completely free! You do not need to pay for anything
Can I continue on a project I already started on?
Sorry, only new, projects and new ideas!
How can we finish a project in just a weekend?!
Through our hackathon whe hope you create your minimum viable product. We want you to work together, have an idea, and do the best you can to bring it to a reality in a short period of time!