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UTD's women-driven tech organizations are excited to join forces and present our 24-hour hackathon uniting women and non-binary students. Our goal is to create an inclusive environment that highlights and empowers women, femme, and non-binary students through technology. We aim to encourage more underrepresented individuals to harness their skills by creating software or hardware projects of their own. Whether it's networking with sponsors and hackers, gaining development and workshop experience, or competing against other teams for challenges and prizes, WEHack offers participants an opportunity to end the weekend with unique takeaways.
Jane LuoJunior CS Major
"I’ve been to both iterations of WEHack, and they have been an absolute blast! I love working in an inclusive environment that pushes me to be creative when experimenting with new technologies and build my interpersonal skills. I fondly look back on running around to different workshops, enjoying the food and swag, and meeting new people. I’m looking forward to the next iteration of WEHack!"
Jazsmine DeFranco Sophomore CS Major
"As a freshman in college, this was my first hackathon that I’m so glad I participated in! From this experience, not only did my team and I essentially learn web development overnight while developing a professional project in under 24 hours but we also ended up winning and placing in our category! I can confidently say that this event definitely motivated and inspired me to continue working hard through all of my CS endeavors."
Kaylee Scanlin Sophomore CS Major
"WEHack was my first hackathon, and I couldn’t have asked for a better first-time experience! As a woman in engineering, the fear of being underrepresented in my field has always been at the back of my mind, but seeing so many women and non-binary hackers in one building showed me that this industry truly is for everyone."
Anyone can sign up to participate as a hacker at WEHack. However, keep in mind that a lot of the hackathon content will revolve around women and non-binary experiences to reflect our mission of uniting and empowering women and non-binary individuals in STEM. If you do not identify as female or non-binary but consider yourself an ally of our cause, we would love to have you as a mentor or volunteer!
WEHack 2024 will be held in March 2024, in person in the Engineering and Computer Science West (ECSW) building at the University of Texas at Dallas.
No! WEHack is open to all majors and experience levels and would be the perfect place to work on your first project. Resources such as mentors and workshops are available to support beginner hackers.
Hacker, mentor, and volunteer applications will open soon!
Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate anyone below the age of 18 at this time.
All projects must be started at WEHack, but you are free to brainstorm project ideas prior to the hackathon. Projects can range from solving personal or social challenges to solving hackathon or sponsor challenges.
WEHack 2024 is completely free! This includes food and swag, which will be handed out to attendees during the hackathon.
Teams at WEHack can have up to 4 members. If you do not have a team, don’t worry! You can either work individually or form teams the day of the hackathon by meeting fellow hackers on the Discord or during team building events.
Registration deadlines will be announced soon.
WEHack will not be providing hardware, but we encourage you to use online hardware simulators.
We will provide food for meat, vegetarian, gluten-free, and halal diets.
You are welcome to sleep at WEHack! Make sure to bring pillows, blankets, chargers, and other necessities if you are planning to stay the night.