All WiC events are planned by the Events committee! Events committee meets once a week, and together we brainstorm ideas and plan for all the various social events that occur throughout the year! Some events we help plan are the Halloween party, ice cream socials, Friendsgiving, and much more!
The Women in Computing Hackathon (WiCHacks) mission is to enhance opportunities for students who identify as women or gender minorities in the tech industry and all students who support them, regardless of gender or sex. WiCHacks values diversity and inclusion as essential to our mission and welcomes anyone in support of moving this mission forward, including those of other genders or sex, to sign up for the hackathon. Hosted by Women in Computing (WiC) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), the hackathon is a 24-hour, collaborative programming event in which participants create an app, website, game, or other piece of software throughout the event!
An evening event celebrating Golisano College women and gender minority computing professionals and allies. This networking event is hosted annually during the spring semester and consists of a keynote, tech talk, dinner, and lasting words of inspiration.
WiCHacks is a women, and gender minority 24-hour hackathon hosted by Women in Computing at RIT. A hackathon is a collaborative programming event in which participants create an app, website, game, or other piece of software over the course of the event. Students can engage with company sponsors and engineering mentors that are there to help them with their project. Students enjoy fun activities and engaging tech talks.
WiC After Hours
The Women in Computing (WiC) After Hours Program is a yearly event by invitation only for students accepted into the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. It is typically held at the end of March and the first week in April. Students choose one weekend to attend.
At After Hours, you will learn about RIT and WiC, as well as meet other accepted and current students. It is organized and hosted by Women in Computing students in conjunction with the RIT Admissions Office. It is a great opportunity to meet new friends and possibly your future roommate! This program is BY INVITATION ONLY. Don’t miss this opportunity to get connected to your home away from home!
Women in Computing’s orientation program is geared towards building community and helping incoming computing students get more comfortable and confident for the start of their college journey. Freshmen will get to know current and incoming students through fun activities, upperclass student panels and a trip off campus to a Rochester attraction.
AlumniConnect is a virtual speed networking event that offers you the chance to meet with WiC alumni and establish connections. You will be placed in breakout rooms where you can engage in discussions on various topics, including salary negotiation, imposter syndrome, technical interviews, and day-to-day work experiences. This is an excellent opportunity to gain insights from alumni and discover more about their real-world experiences in the field!
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the World’s largest gathering of women and gender minority technologists. It is designed to bring the research and career interests of women and gender minorities in computing to the forefront. The conference features keynotes by prominent leaders in technology, career workshops, and technical tracks from leading researchers. WiC manages sponsorship of Women in Computing active members to attend this conference every year! Applications for this sponsorship are sent out every Spring semester. Any questions? Feel free to email email@example.com