Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

Digital Women

{ Iowa State University }

Code Camp

April 7th-8th

Digital Women's Code Camp

Digital Women has a very exciting event coming up in April. We will be hosting our first annual Code Camp. This will be an opportunity for collegiate women to work together in teams to create a project while learning and developing coding skills.

Code Camp is aimed to be a more collaborative event than traditional hackathons and to do that we have industry professionals to act as mentors to work with a team for the weekend as well as networking partners to do tech talks and hang out around the event to encourage more women to consider how tech can shape their career.

Code Camp will kick off April 7th at 5:00 pm and closing ceremonies will be April 8th at 6:00 pm. We will have swag and all meals included.

Joining Code Camp is easy! All you need to do is sign up and show up on April 7th at 5:00 pm in the Coover Hall TLA, 2520 Osborn Dr Room #1313.

Any questions regarding Code Camp or if you or someone you know are interested in being a mentor for this event can be directed to the Code Camp Head Organizer and Digital Women Vice President, Kate Litscher at

Things To Get You Started


Git is a type of version control. There are many others, but git is used a lot by students and may even be used in some of your classes such as COMS 309. Below is a link to a beginners guide to learning git through GitHub.


If you are new to HTML you can check out our presentation linked below where we give a brief overview on HTML to get you started.

Additionally, once you've created your own website you can push it to GitHub where they will host it for you for free!

Sponsors and Partners

Frequently Asked Questions

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 wording 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