What is the Digital Women Code Camp?
The Digital Women Code Camp is a 24-hour hackathon hosted at Iowa State University on April 7-8th in the Coover Hall Transformative Learning Area.
What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is a free programming event where students work in teams to learn new skils and build interesting projects!
Do I have to know how to program?
Not at all! Code Camp is all about learning new things. There will be workshops during the hackathon to help, as well as mentors! No matter what your programming ability is, you're welcome at Code Camp!
Did you say it's free?!
Yes, it's free! You have to be a college student and register first so we know you're coming. We'll have food, swag, and awesome prizes to give you!
Do I need a team?
You don't need a team to register or attend Code Camp. If you're looking for a team, you can find your teammates during Code Camp at our team-building session.
How do I register?
Register here, or using the link above.
How is Code Camp different from other hackathons?
Code Camp is about learning and growing - not competing. Code Camp is beginner-friendly, offering workshops that introductions to topics such as Git, building a website, or making a game. While we still have awesome prizes to give out, we encourage participants to focus on what they want to learn during Code Camp, rather than what they want to win.
Nope! The Code Camp is free to attend for all college students that register before the event.
Yes, MLH will provide an extensive inventory of hardware from whcih you can rent for free.
Yes, you may leave the venue at any time if you like but all coding and work on your project must be done at Code Camp.
No experience in coding is necessary to participate. In fact, there will be many opportunities to learn any aspect of programming you may be interested in!
Sponsorship questions can be directed to Aimee Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any other questions regarding registration or registration or mentorship can be answered by Kate Litscher at email@example.com.
Nope! We will have sessions to help people find team members, as well as to help people think of ideas to work on for the hackathon. So you should sign up regardless!
Yes, if you have a team prior to the event that is excellent! Although keep in mind that there can be up to only four people on one team.
Crash course material will cover how to demo and using Git, Unity, HTML, and AngularJS.
All crash courses are entirely optional to attend and are intended to aid beginners in the subjects.
Yes! There will be free meals throughout the event that are free for all Code Camp attendees.
No, contestants are not allowed to work on their projects before the 24-hour period. If you want to prepare for the hackathon, focus on gaining experience with and knowledge of the tools you hope to use to build your project.
The best way to prepare for Code Camp is up to each individual attendee, but it is a good idea to try and form a team, generate some ideas, and freshen up on the languages that will be needed with any of the thousands of free online programming courses.
Digital Women is an Iowa State University student organization
dedicated to encouraging, supporting and retaining women in Computer Science, Software Engineering,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and MIS.
We want to help you succeed by providing opportunities for networking, career development, and much-needed fun with other like-minded women in technical majors.
Digital Women meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Coover 1016.
Joining Digital Women is easy! All you need to do is sign up on our stuorg website and begin showing up to meetings.
You can also find Digital Women on Facebook, Twitter, and GitHub.
Nope! Feel free to come and go to meetings you are able to attend. You will always be welcomed whether you attend one meeting in a semester, or 15.
Nope. While we highly encourage you to be in one of our focus majors, a love for technology is all that's required to join! :)