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Event Schedule

Day 1

Feb 2

  • Welcome Ceremony
  • Company Talks
  • Team Pairing & Brainstorming
  • Peer Networking

Day 2

Feb 3

  • Hacking
  • Technical Support & Mentorship
  • Workshops
  • Game Breaks

Day 3

Feb 4

  • Submissions Due
  • Game Breaks
  • Project Showcases
  • Closing Ceremony & Awards

Why this event is for YOU

RTC’s free, virtual hackathon is open to all college women and nonbinary individuals interested in the tech industry! We’ve created this inclusive event to help you:

Build Community

Experience a supportive environment where other women in tech can thrive alongside others who share their interests.

Level Up Your Skills

Stretch your technical and collaborative muscles through coding challenges and engaging workshops.

Develop a Project

Bring your innovative ideas to life in a project that can be added to your resume.

Connect with Employers

Engage with mentors from our sponsor companies, have your resume shared, and explore sponsor spotlights.

Speakers, Judges and Mentors

Meet the trailblazers ready to share their insights and support you on your hackathon journey.

Keynote Speaker

Yamilée Toussaint

Yamilée Toussaint

Founder, STEM From Dance

Autumn Nash

AWS

Maya Patel

Google

Pallavi Savant

Ex-McAfee

Taryn Beatty

Liberty Mutual

Maclaine Farrell

Samsara

Martina Kampel

Duolingo

Alisha Scott

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Mikela Wright

Capital One

Melanie DeBarros

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Chantel Edwards

Capital One

Blessing Iyare

Codevixens Academy

Shivaani Methuku

GoDaddy

Ananya Grover

Princeton University

Marley Jenkins

Wells Fargo

Bethany Wong

Capital One

Harika Mudarapu

Capital One

Imani Smith

NetApp

Julia Lin

Samsara

Paula Wambui

NetApp

Sowmya Murali

Samsara

Theresa Kelson

NetApp

Prizes Prizes Prizes!

What’s a hackathon without fab prizes? Check out what you could win with your innovation and teamwork!

Grand Prize:

Apple Airpods Max

Additional Prizes:

Black wings hacks made me feel

Empowered

More valuable

Capable of the future I seek

Seen

Powerful

Inspired

Empowered

More valuable

Capable of the future I seek

Seen

Powerful

Inspired

I loved hacking on a team with other Black women! It was encouraging.

Akana

The best part of Black Wings Hacks was coming away from this experience knowing what I’m capable of.

Kristene

Hackathon Sponsors

We are excited to partner with forward-thinking companies committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity in the tech landscape. Black Wings Hacks 2024 offers companies a unique platform to interact with ambitious college women in tech, showcasing your organization’s values and opportunities.

2024 Platinum sponsors
2024 Gold sponsors

FAQs

What is a hackathon?

Major League Hacking says a hackathon is an “invention marathon.” Anyone interested in technology can attend a hackathon to learn, build & share their creations over a weekend in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. You don’t have to be a programmer, and you certainly don’t have to major in Computer Science!

Where and when will this event be held?

Black Wings Hacks will be held virtually via the Airmeet platform from February 2 – 4, 2024.

How much does it cost to participate in this event?

Nothing! This event is free to all student members of Rewriting the Code.

Is there a code of conduct for this event?

Yes! By participating in this event, you agree to the code of conduct (sponsors, too!), so you should read it. The TL; DR of it is that harassment and abuse are never tolerated; if you are in a situation where interacting with an event organizer or hacker makes you uncomfortable, please report it to membersupport@rewritingthecode.org.

I do not identify as a woman but as a gender minority. Am I welcome?

Yes! You are very welcome at Black Wings Hacks!

My resume is not ready yet. Can I upload it later?

Yes, you can wait until January 18th to upload your resume and ensure it will reach all the companies. You can upload your resume any time before the event, but after January 18th, we can only guarantee that some companies will see it prior to the event.

Do I need to upload a resume?

No! A resume is not required.

I don’t have a full team together. Can I still register?

Yes! You can register as an individual, a partial team, or a full team.

I don’t know anyone who could be on my team. Can I still come?

Yes! If you sign up as an individual, we will put you in a slack channel where you’ll meet with other individuals who need teammates.

How large can my team be?

Teams can be up to 4 people or as small as three people.

If I have other questions, who can I contact?

If you have any other questions, please contact Sammi Hermanski at shermanski@rewritingthecode.org.

Accessibility

RTC believes in creating spaces where every participant feels welcomed, included, and accommodated. Our events are molded to meet the diverse needs of our attendees, ensuring that learning and interaction are accessible to all.