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A hackathon is a technology-focused event where individuals and teams work on new projects in a short period of time. You can build anything you want. An app, a robot, a website. The only limit is your imagination! Technica is the world’s largest hackathon for underrepresented genders.
University of Maryland, College Park students of all majors and backgrounds are encouraged to apply! You don’t need to be a CS major or have a technical background to help; we have teams whose work involves fields like design, event planning, photography and video, psychology, accounting, and others.
Our current plan is to host a hybrid hackathon, with an in-person as well as virtual (online) Technica experience. We also plan to host both in-person and virtual community events throughout the year. Organizer bonding and organizer meetings will be in-person during the semester, but will likely be online in the summer.
People of a variety of genders are underrepresented in the tech world, and it’s up to everyone to change that! Technica’s goal is to create a welcoming environment where people of underrepresented genders can build cool projects and share their stories! You can learn more about gender diversity here. For the past 8 years, we have gathered thousands of individuals from underrepresented backgrounds in tech for a weekend of learning, building, and connection. We believe that the best way to bridge the gender divide in tech is by getting the next generation of underrepresented gender engineers excited about building and creating.
The application will open on February 16th, 2023. Technica’s Interest Meeting will be held on February 21th at 8pm in IRB 0324 (Antonov Auditorium). After the directing team reviews the applications, interviews for specific teams will take place until March 13th. You will receive your decision by March 17th!
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