SisterHacks is the first hackathon for the Seven Sisters Colleges: Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Vassar, and Wellesley Colleges.
Our goal is to empower women* in tech by providing a supportive and enriching environment to learn, experiment, and collaborate. We strive to increase interest in computer science at the Seven Sisters Colleges and strengthen the Seven Sisters bond through inter-college interaction.
What is a hackathon?
It's an event where participants gather together and turn their ideas into finished products in a short amount of time (usually 12-36 hours).
How will I get to Bryn Mawr? Will there be travel reimbursements?
We will be providing travel reimbursements ranging from $10-50.
Do I have to be in a team? How many people per team?
Yes, we would like everyone to be in a team of 2-4 people so that you can work with people from different schools with different skills and abilities. Don't worry if you don't have a team! We encourage people looking for team members to utilize our Facebook group to post and connect with fellow participants. We will also have a team formation event before hacking starts!
What are the guidelines for the event?
We will be following the Major League Hacking (MLH) Code of Conduct.
Who can participate?
Anyone attending a Seven Sisters college (Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Vassar, Wellesley). While this is a hackathon intended for women and femme-identifying individuals we encourage all students of the Seven Sister schools to participate, especially those of marginalized racial, gender, and sexual identities.
Can I come even if I have never written a line of code in my life?
Yes! We encourage beginner to advanced coders who come from a variety of majors (not just CS!) to attend. We will be holding workshops throughout the hackathon so you can learn something from your time here!
How much will it cost?
Admission is free! Meals, snacks, workshops, and company swag will be provided.
Have other questions?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you ASAP!