Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

Digital Women

{ Iowa State University }

Code Camp

April 7th-8th

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.

Sponsors and Partners

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to pay to attend?

Nope! The Code Camp is free to attend for all college students that register before the event.

Will Hardware be provided?

Yes, MLH will provide an extensive inventory of hardware from whcih you can rent for free.

Am I allowed to leave or sleep?

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.

Do I need coding experience?

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!

Who do I contact with any of my questions?

Sponsorship questions can be directed to Aimee Pierce at Any other questions regarding registration or registration or mentorship can be answered by Kate Litscher at

Do I need a team or idea before the event?

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!

Can I bring a team?

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.

What will crash courses cover?

Crash course material will cover how to demo and using Git, Unity, HTML, and AngularJS.

Is crash course attendance necessary?

All crash courses are entirely optional to attend and are intended to aid beginners in the subjects.

Will there be food?

Yes! There will be free meals throughout the event that are free for all Code Camp attendees.

Can I start working before Code Camp starts?

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.

How can I prepare for Code Camp?

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.



Do I have to attend every meeting?

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.


Will food be provided?

YES! Food choices vary by week. If there's something specific you want you should tweet us, post on our Facebook, or let someone on exec know so we can accommodate!


Do I have to be in CS/CPRE/EE/SE/MIS to join?

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! :)



Ashley Dvorsky

Ashley is a senior in Computer Engineering. Her hobbies include obsessing over owls and crafting like a boss. She makes the best squirrel shaped brownies, and can sing all songs from the first High School Musical.


Vice President

Kate Litscher

Kate is a junior in Computer Science, who likes bees, programming and talking politics.



Ellen Holland

Ellen is a junior in Computer Science. Her spirit animal is a Hobbit, primarily a Took.



Joey Sogard

Joey is in Software Engineering who is very unique among the Digital Women executives because of two reasons: he can not do a cartwheel, and has a Y-chromosome.


Industry Relations

Jessica Li

Jessica is a sophomore in Computer Science, who is obessed with hotpot, playing guitar and biking.



Open Position

If intereseted in this positon email


Public Relations

Janet Villegas-Cornejo

Janet is a sophomore in Computer Science, who loves listening to rock music, going on hikes, and have probably seen way too many movies



Sara Mace

Sara is a sophomore in Computer Science, who likes programing, hanging with friends, and puppies.



Sydney Ehlinger

Sydney is a sophomore in Software Engineering, who is obsessed with Stranger Things, pizza, sewing, makeup, and has a fear of ferris wheels.


Grace Hopper

Claudia Athens