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Mission Statement

HackWITus is a community oriented organization that aims to make a home for hackers in the Boston area. We strive to create a positive, energetic environment where any student is free to experiment, innovate, and compete with their peers. We believe that by providing the best resources, we ourselves are encouraging our members to reach their full potential. We go to great lengths because we believe students are the true innovators and will make the greatest impact in the world.

A central goal for HackWITus 2019 is to create a more diverse and inclusive environment for all hackers. In order to achieve our goal, we are taking steps to organize the event in a manner that provides a welcoming and fun experience for all attendees. Some things we are working on include:

  • Tracking gender, nationality, and university majors so we can observe our diversity growth over time.
  • Providing gender-neutral bathrooms. There will be at least one gender-neutral bathroom on every floor. We will still provide Male and Female bathrooms for those who wish to use them instead.
  • Curating events like workshops and mini-events so that everyone can find something that they'll enjoy.
  • Providing invaluable opportunities for students to get the experience they need to kickstart their career.
  • Connecting students with the top companies in the Boston area.
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Event Schedule

Saturday

9:00 AM - Check In Opens
11:30 AM - Opening Keynote
12:00 PM - Hacking Begins/Team Formation
12:45 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - Intro to GitHub by Mike Upton
2:00 PM - Big Data by Salem Othman
2:00 PM - Marketing and Pitches by Michael Mozill
4:00 PM - DIY JavaScript Dinosaur Game by Micah Schuster
6:00 PM - Dinner
6:30 PM - Deep Learning/Data Science by Professor Memo
8:00 PM - Intro to ReactJs by Mike Upton

Sunday

12:00 AM - Midnight Snack
9:00 AM - Breakfast
11:00 AM - Project Submissions Open
12:00 PM - Hacking Ends
12:30 PM - Project Demos
3:30 PM - Closing Ceremony/Announce Winners

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend?
Any student 18 years or older

When and where is it?
HackWITus 2019 is taking place on November 9th and 10th this year inside Wentworth's CEIS build! Check the schedule below for detail event times.

Is this a free event?
Yes! Attendance, food, swag, and rental hardware is all completely free! 💸

Do I need to be a computer scientist in order to participate?
Not at all! We aim to host an inclusive environment so anyone from any discipline can attend.

Do you offer travel reimbursement?
Unfortunately, we cannot provide travel reimbursements at this time.

What is there is a change of plans or an emergency?
In the event of a change of plans or an emergency, we will contact you via email. You can also follow us on Twitter for updates.

Will there be free food and drinks?
There will be multiple meals scheduled throughout the event. Drinks and snacks will also be available. 🌯 ☕️

Is there a theme for the hackathon?
Nope! Create whatever you heart desires.

What are the rules?
The maximum team size is 5 people. All projects must be started from scratch at the start of the hacking period and completed by the end of the hacking period. All participants must follow the enforced HackWITus Code of Conduct and MLH Code of Conduct.

What should I bring?
Bring your laptop, chargers, a valid ID (preferably student), and comfortable clothes. We also recommend a sleeping bag and pillow so you can take advantage of our designated napping zones 😴

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About

HackWITus is a 24 hour, student organized hackathon for all university students. Hosted by Wentworth Institute of Technology and Accelerate Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, HackWITus strives to provide an inclusive and accessible hacker experience. Come learn a new language or experiment with hardware, compete for awesome prizes, and network with the top tech companies Boston has to offer!

Attendees in main foyer area participating in hackathon event

Sponsors

Thank you to all our sponsors! Without your support HackWITus would not be possible.
Interested in sponsoring? Email us at [email protected] and download our official sponsorship packet here.

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Want to become an Organizer?

We are looking for passionate people who want to get experience organizing Wentworth's biggest student run event HackWITus! Get first hand experience what it's like to

  • Work with a team of diverse individuals
  • Connect with industry professionals and leading companies
  • Harnessing your creative talent and design marketing material
  • Develop better user experiences and learn new technologies
  • Budget resources and research optimal costs for the best event ever

Interested yet?

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