Monday, September 22, 2014

Women in Informatics (WINFO), presents the 3rd Annual International Women's Hackathon

•  Are you creative?
•  Do you have a passion for coding? Or want to learn how to code applications? 
•  Do you have a passion for designing (UX or UI)?
•  Are you usually the “idea person”?
•  Do you want to help solve world problems and make a difference?
•  Do you want to have fun and try something new?

If you answered yes to any of the questions, then come join women on university campuses all over the world for the International Women’s Hackathon during the Grace Hopper Conference sponsored by Microsoft Research, National Center for Women & Information Technology, Association for Computing Machinery Committee on Women, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Women in Engineering, Microsoft Imagine Cup, and Skype!

Become the producers of tomorrow’s technology solutions. Help us inspire and support women to start the next Microsoft, Facebook, or Google. Join us October 11, 2014 from 9am – 10pm at the 4th floor of MaryGates Hall! During the presentation portion of the hackathon, we will be walking to Bloedel Hall to check out the NEW iSchool only classroom!

Visit to pre-register. For more information, visit our Facebook event at

This event is open to everyone of all skill levels: those who haven’t programmed at all, women who have done some programming, expert programmers out there, designers and even product managers. It will be a great day to learn, invent, and create the future. There is a catch though! If you’re a male student and you are interested in participating in the hackathon, you MUST bring a female student (who will also participate in the hackathon). This is to ensure we can keep the gender ratios appropriate to the mission of this hackathon. Also, only female students are eligible to win prizes.

All participants will receive Microsoft prizes and winning teams will get Skype minutes and have their pitch video published on the Microsoft Research webpage. In addition, if the winning application is a Microsoft solution it will be published in the Microsoft Store.

But not only that, create a resume worthy application, make new friends, network with the mentors and have fun! Remember, hackathons do not only focus on the coding aspects of creating an application. To create a successful application, a group must be able to design it well and include ideal features for users. So no matter what skills you have or are interested in, come join us! 

If you have questions, please send an email to