We In Computer Science (WiCS) Hackathon! and they want GD students!

Posted on Mar 9th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

It’s that time of year again… Registration for the Spring Annual WiCS Hackathon is now open!
Registration is FREE & Food will be PROVIDED! (Yes, you heard that right. Free food.)

This year’s theme is AP-Hi, designed to allow Computer Science & Design students to ‘break the ice’ with APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) in a welcoming, inclusive environment. Each project will need to integrate at least one API. If you haven’t integrated an API before, don’t sweat it! We’ll give a presentation introducing you to some freely available APIs as well as some tools and libraries you can use for them. 
If you have some familiarity with APIs, this is a great opportunity to build a project with others that will showcase your skills!

This year’s hackathon is exciting as we’ll be shaking things up a bit! We’re partnering with design students to share the experience in both APIs, and having well-rounded teams where we can learn from each other!

Additionally, we’ll be having two guest speakers: One is Kristine Campbell, who as CEO of Hailio, she’ll be sharing her journey through tech with us! We also have Lauren S. Park, who will share more about her work in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Visit our website for their full bios: wics.cs.pdx.edu/hackathon
What:       AP-Hi Hackathon by WiCS!
API integration for all skill levels!
Where:     Vacasa
850 NW 13th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209

When:      Fri, April 10 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Sat, April 11 from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM 


For more information check out wics.cs.pdx.edu/hackathon and RSVP before April 1st.
Note: Students from PSU, PCC, CCC, and other Portland-metro community colleges are invited.
We reserve the right to refuse entry if you do not have a valid student ID upon sign in.