What's WiE Hackathon all about?
Join our Mini-Hackathon! The point of this short hack is to practice iterating fast + rapid prototyping + learning how to work in a team under pressure + consuming lots of caffeine to get through it all. The scale and ideas would be smaller, but you'll still go through all the steps of a full hackathon! Bonus- you don't need to have any prior experience- so if you've always wanted to learn, this is your chance!
Date: Saturday, November 12th, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM-10:00 PM
Location: Engineering 7 and Engineering 5 Building at the University of Waterloo
Food: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, snacks and COFFEE for all hackers!
Extra Perks: Connect with industry, develop new skills, and win prizes!
Winning Team: We have many different prize categories like "Best Overall" , "Best Women Empowered/Equity Hack", "Best Pitch", "Best Design/UX" and more!
Why mentor for this event?
Hackathon teams are made of people with very different backgrounds. Each with a function, a knowledge, and a history. Sometimes, as they try to solve the challenge, the participants get lost, lose direction and have trouble to trust in themselves.
Your job is to be the light at the end of the tunnel! You are the person with enough experience to give advice that really works. Your job is to put your knowledge into practice and guide them.
You will have the opportunity to meet students, industry professionals and be directly involved in ensuring the entire event runs smoothly! You will also get free food, a wie branded t-shirt and a goodie bag for volunteering your time at this event.
You have participated in a hackathon or have experience mentoring student teams!
- Morning Shift (8:30am - 12:30pm)
- Afternoon Shift (12:30pm - 4:15pm)
- Evening Shift (4:15pm - 7:30pm)
Depending on your shift, we will provide you either breakfast, Lunch (Morning and afternoon shift) or Dinner (Evening shift)!
After you register:
If your application is approved, we will send you an email providing information around the event, case challenge and rules.