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.
Join us for a weekend jam-packed with swag, workshops, and networking, while grinding out an awesome project!
Technica is the world’s largest hackathon for underrepresented genders, hosted over the duration of 24 hours each fall by students at the University of Maryland and online. This year’s theme is "Reach New Heights!" This year, we want to help all of our hackers rise to the next level in their tech journey, whether that means tackling challenging new projects or writing your first line of code. We encourage you to be open-minded, be curious, and find your space in tech. Explore your untapped potential — the sky's the limit at Technica! Whether we serve as a push in the right direction or as a place for you to explore your curiosities, we hope that you are able to #ReachNewHeights!
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!
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.
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.
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. The beginner and startup tracks have limited spots!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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