Technica is the University of Maryland's all-ladies hackathon. Over the duration of 24 hours, ladies 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.
Women are underrepresented in the tech world, but it’s up to us ladies 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 pre-register with your email at the top of this website. Official registration will open on Wednesday August 31st, 2016 where we’ll collect more details. Technica admission will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis, so sign up early to reserve your spot.
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 and announcing bus routes (the more sign-ups for your city, the more likely it is there will be a bus!) after registration opens. There will also be information about individual travel reimbursements and the process of getting one released closer to the event date.
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.