November 12-13, 2022

prizes


Coming Soon...

Check back in late September for more information, or register to be notified when we update our prizes!

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schedule

11:00 AMOpening Ceremony



11:30 AMInfo Session



12:00 PMHACKING BEGINS!



2:00 PMCommand Lines Workshop



4:00 PMExpansion 101: Turning Your Idea Into a Reality Workshop



6:00 PMFigma UI/UX Workshop



8:00 PMPersonal Website Workshop



** all times are in eastern time (EST)

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faq

  • What is a Hackathon?

    It's a grand gathering of people to make their ideas come to life. Think out of the box, try new technologies, ask questions, make mistakes, discover a new language, and have fun! We will be following Major League Hacking's Code of Conduct. Check out their video explaining what a hackathon is here.

  • What if I have no experience with coding or Hackathons?

    Don't sweat it! We've purposefully designed WHACK to offer an encouraging and supportive environment. At WHACK, you'll quickly learn from our workshops and army of mentors, as well as your team members and other students.

  • When is the deadline to apply?

    The application deadline is at midnight of October 31, 2021.

  • Who can attend? Is this event only for women?

    We welcome any undergraduate college student 18+ to participate in WHACK. It's important to keep in mind that we are looking to create a welcoming and empowering space for women and other underrepresented identities in tech. If you have any questions about this, please contact us!

  • How will mentorship work?

    We have mentors available for everyone! Just go into the one of the mentor channels and ask your questions. You can also ask questions directly to our sponsors' channels.

  • How will hackers be accepted?

    Upon registration for WHACK via our Google form, all hackers are welcome to come.

  • How do teams work? Can I register solo?

    Hackers can decide to register in teams of 2-4 people, but everyone must submit individual applications. Members of teams who apply together will all receive the same acceptance decision.
    We'll also be facilitating team-formation activities before and during the event to help you find teams. Although you're welcome to hack on your own, only teams are eligible to win prizes.

  • What will I eat?

    Trust us, you won't be hungry at WHACK! We'll provide all meals on Saturday, and Sunday breakfast & lunch. We'll also have a snack table, food surprises, and coffee throughout the hackathon. We work hard to accommodate all dietary restrictions and make healthy options available.

  • What if I can only come for part of the weekend?

    If you have a special circumstance, please indicate so on your application. WHACK is ultimately a resource for you to learn, connect with others, and meet mentors in industry, so you'll get more out of it if you can stay for the whole event.

team

Introducing the 2022 WHACK organizing team.

We're all incredibly excited for you to join us and enjoy the amazing events we have lined up for you!

Directors
Web Dev
Marketing/
Design
Logistics
Sponsorship
Treasury
Catherine Wang

Catherine Wang

2023

Director

Michelle Zhao

Michelle Zhao

2023

Director

sponsors

To Be Announced...

Interested in sponsoring WHACK? Get in touch with us!

hello@wellesleyhacks.org
Sponsor Family