What is the Take Back the Night Hackathon? 

This hackathon, hosted by Women in Computing Sciences, is a 24-hour period where you can work with a team of up to four people (or alone if that's your thing) to create a project, technical or otherwise! These projects are heavily encouraged to be themed around sexual assault prevention. At the end of the night we will have a demo fair for the finished product or prototype where you can pitch it to judges, and awards will be given to the best teams that meet certain categories (overall best, social good, most creative, etc.) There will be free food as well! 

When is it? 

April 22 - 23, 2017 from 9 am on the 22nd through 2 pm on the 23rd. A schedule will be posted here once it is finalized. 

Where is it? 

The hackathon will take place in the Davis Common area of Rice Hall, and all activities related to the hackathon will be on the first floor.

I don't have any technical experience and computers scare me. Is this the right event for me? 

All members of the University are encouraged to attend and participate! All skill levels and backgrounds are welcome, including people in non technical majors. If you have experience, that's wonderful. If you don't, come and you might learn something! There are plenty of non technical roles on a team, like prototyping, pitching, and design. There will be workshops on React, Github, and maybe more!

What should I bring? 

A sleeping bag, a computer, and a few ideas! 

How big can my team be? 

You can have a team of up to four people. If you don't know anyone, don't worry! We'll have an optional icebreaking activity at the beginning for people who don't have a team already.

I'm sold! How do I register?

Registration is now closed, but if you'd really like to attend or act as a volunteer mentor, please reach out to susannah@virginia.edu.