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The world's largest hackathon for underrepresented genders ⊹ Hybrid Environment

Technica will be hybrid and take place on October 15-16 in The Hotel at UMD and online. Registration coming soon.

Upcoming Event

Professional Development Workshop

July 16th 1-3PM EST on Zoom

Come learn how to upgrade your resume, cover letter, elevator pitch, and more! Attendees are welcome to stay afterwards for a networking session.

Welcome to Technica 2022!

What You Can Do At Technica

Submit a project and win prizes

Submit your project for prize categories for a chance win sweet rewards for you and/or your team provided by Technica and our sponsors! We have prizes for all kinds of hacks for you and/or your team to win. You might even make some new friends while hacking away!

Learn new skills

Technica aims to be a learning experience for everyone by providing fun and informative workshops. Hackers have the option to attend workshops in order to learn more general tech skills, practice tech skills relevant to their hack, and learn about new career paths and opportunities that they may wish to pursue.

Network

Looking to network? Companies are welcome to have recruiters and recruiting materials at their booth at Technica, where they will be able to interact with hackers. There will be a Sponsorship Fair in which hackers are encouraged to visit open booths and network with recruiters, potentially gaining an invitation to apply for openings or even an internship or job offer.

Hybrid Environment

In-Person

  • Held at The Hotel at UMD (eligible for Hotel rooms if traveling)
  • Receive swag (Such as T-shirts, stickers, etc.)
  • Visit sponsor booths face to face
  • Live workshops
  • Catered food service and snacks

Both

  • Judging and expo online via Zoom
  • Request mentor for technical help
  • Have your resume shared with our sponsors
  • Mini events and games
  • Access event through the Technica virtual Platform

Online

  • Visit sponsor booths virtually
  • Slack community to make friends and discuss your project
  • Chat with the Technica community on Discord
  • Attend recorded/streamed workshops
  • Not eligible to receive swag

Tracks

Tracks can guide your hackathon experience for specific interests and skill levels with a more curated set of workshops and events. Each hacker may select one track during registration. Some tracks have limited spots that will be announced soon.

General

For any and all hackers! Come build to your heart's content using hardware, software, or anything you want with other hackers. Hackers can be students, designers, or just any tech-lovers out there. Hackers of all skill levels are welcomed and supported!

Beginners

New to hackathons? Don't know how to code? No worries! You'll be provided with dedicated resources to help you be successful at Technica and beyond. This track begins with exclusive workshops a few weeks before Technica, and includes everything from an introduction to hackathons to universal coding and logic concepts.

Research

Calling all undergraduates interested in research! Come explore the fields of research within computer science. You will get to work hands-on with faculty researchers and peers to address social issues using technology and research! This track is a separate 3-day event taking place during Technica weekend.

Startup

Interested in the business side of building a project? Join startup track! Featuring both workshops before and during Technica weekend, startup track is a unique opportunity to explore an alternate dimension of project building that you won't want to miss out on!

Travel Info

Need to travel to get to Technica? We got you covered! Technica can reimburse your travel fees or arrange a bus to transport eligible hackers in the United States. Head to our travel page to learn more!

Fellowship Program

The Technica Fellowship Program gives rising college freshman opportunity to work on a coding project impacting Technica. Fellows will gain real industry experience and impact thousands of users!
Applications are currently closed for 2022.

Campus Ambassadors

Technica Campus Ambassadors have the unique opportunity to help foster our community beyond Technica weekend at UMD. As a representative of your school, you’ll spread the word about Technica 2022 on your campus and promote inclusion in STEM!

Mentors and Volunteers

Bring hackers' ideas to life by sharing your Technica knowledge or help with event operations at Technica! Anyone 18 years or older and of any gender can volunteer and help make Technica a success!

Frequently Asked Questions

Still Have a Question?

Email us at hello@gotechnica.org and we'll get back to you soon!