Technica is the University of Maryland's all-women hackathon. Over the duration of 24 hours, women are immersed in tech culture and encouraged to exercise their imagination to create interesting and innovative hacks. Technica is diverging from the typical hackathon as we encourage gender diversification, and ask sponsors to hack alongside students in order to build stronger connections between students, sponsors, and the tech world.
Interested in sponsoring? Contact us.
|Saturday, November 5|
|Sponsorship Fair and Breakfast|
|10:00 AM||Meeting for Mentors|
|11:00 AM||Opening Ceremony|
|12:00 PM||Hacking Begins|
|JP Morgan Talk|
|Design Workshop I|
|Hardware Workshop I|
|React.js Workshop I|
|02:00 PM||UX Design|
|Web Workshop I|
|03:00 PM||Design Workshop II|
|Android Studio Workshop|
|04:00 PM||Hardware Workshop II|
|Virtual Reality Workshop|
|Product Design Workshop|
|05:00 PM||Navigating Bias in Tech|
|Web Workshop II|
|High School Talk by the Clark School|
|Capital One Talk|
|Clark School tour|
|07:00 PM||Career Panel|
|Design Workshop III|
|08:00 PM||Web Workshop III|
|Hardware Workshop III|
|10:00 PM||Cotton Candy|
|Sunday, November 6|
|01:00 AM||Cookie Decorating|
|Yoga Under the Stars I|
|02:00 AM||Yoga Under the Stars II|
|08:00 AM||Demo Training|
|12:00 PM||Hacking Ends|
|02:00 PM||Ending Ceremonies|
|02:00 PM||Goodbyes/Buses leave|
Women are underrepresented in the tech world, but it’s up to us women to change that! We are creating a welcoming environment to show that there is a place in tech for every lady out there while building cool projects and sharing stories at Technica.
You can register here! Technica admission will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis, so sign up early to reserve your spot.
Anyone that identifies as a woman or non-binary may register as a hacker! All ages are welcome.
Technica is free for all participants thanks to our amazing sponsors! The event includes admission, food, overnight stay, and a lot of free gear and swag!
We will provide free meals throughout the event including breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday, and tons of healthy snacks in between. Accommodations will be made for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, kosher, and other dietary restrictions.
We'd love to have you! Mentors make the hackathon experience impactful by guiding participants through technical challenges and sharing stories along the way. Sign up to be a mentor here.
Students of all skill levels are encouraged to attend, even if you’ve never written a line of code. We’re prepared to teach you everything you need to learn right here while also supporting the most experienced hackers.
We will be providing bus routes to Toronto, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland. RSVP for a bus here! Unfortunately we will not be able to reimburse hackers individually for their travel.
Technica 2016 will take place at the Reckord Armory at the Univeristy of Maryland. Directions are located here!
You must bring a valid student or government issued ID card for admission. Bring your laptop and charging cables and any other specific materials you’ll need for your hacking project. If you are planning on renting hardware for your hack, please make sure to bring a government issued ID! You may also bring a sleeping bag and pillow if that makes you more comfortable, though air mattresses will be provided. Everything else will be provided!
This is totally up to you! You can work on a team or work solo. If you do wish to work on a team, teams can be constructed prior to arrival with friends or they can be formed during the time allocated for team formation before the official hacking begins.
We use the Major League Hacking Code of Conduct, and we take this very seriously. Technica is an event intended to be welcoming to all attendees.