HACKATHON 101 with Women in Computing at RIT

Rochester Institute of Technology
Fri, Feb 18, 6:30 PM (EST)

Come learn more about RIT's annual 24-hr hackathon: WiCHacks [ Feb 26 - 27 ], and how you can use a hackathon day to build your Google Solution Challenge 2022 project! -- Event Link: https://rit.zoom.us/j/99415023275

About this event

RIT Women in Computing is hosting its annual 24-hr hackathon WiChacks [ Feb 26 - 27 ], and you can totally use the hackathon day to build your Google Solution Challenge project! 


Event Link for Hackathon 101 Talk by RIT Women in Computing at RIT GDSC:  https://rit.zoom.us/j/99415023275

Link for Registration for RIT WiCHacks 2022: https://wichacks.io/


What is WiCHacks?
WiCHacks is a women, femme, and non-binary 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 pieces of software over the course of the event.

This event is open to all skill levels: from students who haven't programmed at all, to the best programmers out there, it will be a great day to learn, invent, and create the future! You can also win cool prizes by sponsoring companies such as Constellation Brands, Wegmans, L3Harris, Wayfair, and so many more!

Hackathons also help with career development by putting valuable projects on your resume and you can meet mentors, peers, and recruiters.

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What is Google Solution Challenge?
Google Developers is hosting its annual Google Solution Challenge 2022 (Projects Due Mar 31). The challenge prompt is to solve for ANY one or more of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals using ANY Google Tech. 

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Prizes for Google Solution Challenge:

> Top 3 winning teams receive $ 3000 cash prize per team member + swag

> Top 10 winning teams receive $ 1000 cash prize per team member + swag

> Top 50 teams receive personalized mentorship from Google + swag

> All participants receive a Google digital profile badge and official certificate

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If you are interested in Google Solution Challenge, follow these steps:

STEP 1. Join the official RIT GDSC Platform here: https://gdsc.community.dev/rochester-institute-of-technology/ (required step to register for solution challenge)

STEP 2. Register for the Google Solution Challenge 2022 here: https://developers.google.com/community/gdsc-solution-challenge (the form will ask you to enter which GDSC Chapter you are signed up for!)

STEP 3. Build a team of up to 4 members for Google Solution Challenge projects.

STEP 4: Follow this timeline to guide you through the challenge. Submissions will be accepted between March 15 - March 31, 2022.

STEP 5: You can use RIT Women in Computing Hackathon on Feb 26 - 27th to build your Google Solution Challenge Project. Link for Registration for WiCHacks: https://wichacks.io/

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How will RIT GDSC support you through this?

RIT GDSC WILL HELP DESIGN, REVIEW, AND TEST YOUR SOLUTION WITH THE HELP OF ITS EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS, PARTNERING CLUBS, PROFESSORS, LECTURERS, PEER MENTORS.

We are hosting virtual info sessions and workshops for Google Tech that you can use to build your projects
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ALL EVENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR RSVP ON THE OFFICIAL RIT GDSC PLATFORM ONCE YOU JOIN IT!

a. Intro to Flutter with Professor Stephen Cady - FEB 20, SUNDAY, 4 - 5 PM EST

b. Intro to Android with Professor Bryan French - FEB 25, FRIDAY, 4 - 5 PM EST

c. Hackathon 101 with RIT Women in Computing (You can totally use a hackathon day to build your solution challenge project!)

d. In-person/Virtual Team Building Mixers (Time/Date Pending)

e. Weekly Virtual Info Sessions - every Friday 6 - 6:30 pm

f. In-person/Virtual Ideation, Design, and Prototype sessions with Nuzhat Minhaz & Professor Catherine DuBreck (Time/Date Pending)


We are looking forward to seeing what you build and how you help your community along the way!


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