DIAMOND HACKS 2020
is canceled due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused for those who registered.
Are you interested in software development, computer science, or design?
Looking to make some new friends and connections while building your skill set?
Come check out DiamondHacks, the annual hackathon hosted by the Women in Computer Science organization at NC State University!
DiamondHacks is a hackathon geared towards underrepresented genders in tech. What do we mean by that? Our mission to increase women, non-binary, gender fluid and other underrepresented groups in tech. We welcome anyone who supports our mission!
We want to create an open and welcoming environment for minorities to come and learn about building awesome software applications!
Why attend DiamondHacks?
There are a variety of reasons to attend a hackathon. Some of the reasons one might attend DiamondHacks include:
Meeting new people at and near your university
Building or enhancing your programming skills
Gaining experience participating in a hackathon on a smaller scale
Build awesome stuff with awesome people!
How much does it cost?
DiamondHacks is completely free for all participants. We provide meals, drinks, and snacks, as well as swag from our sponsors.
Who can participate?
DiamondHacks is open to everyone. You must be a high school or college student to participate. Those who register that are under 18 years old will be sent a form for a guardian to sign.
How many people are allowed per team?
There is a max of 4 individuals per team. We have lots of great prizes planned, and we would like to award them to as many teams as possible.
What is a hackathon?
A hackathon, by definition, is
"an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects."
A hackathon, by our definition, is an opportunity to come together with other awesome people for collaborative software development in a fun and social environment!
I've never been to a hackathon, help?
Don't worry! This is great chance to gain that experience. We'll have mentors and workshops running during the event to help.
What should I bring?
You'll need a photo ID, laptop, phone, and charger for both. DiamondHacks is not overnight this year, so sleeping bags aren't needed.
Are males allowed to attend?
We welcome all participants (including males) willing to act as allies in our mission to support women and minorities in tech.
What if I don't have a team?
No worries! We'll have time for networking and team forming at the start of the event. You can find people with similar interests to work with and build something awesome.
What about transportation?
Participants are responsible their own transportation. There are many bus services around the Raleigh area.
See our logistics section for more info on parking and direction to the event location.
What if I don't have an idea?
There will be time at the beginning of the event for brainstorming. We'll have mentors around to help think of ideas as well.
Is there a code of conduct?
We abide by the Major League Hacking Code of Conduct.
What time do I need to arrive?
Please arrive to Engineering Building 2 for sign-in between 9am and 10am on Saturday, March 28th.
How much prior coding experience is expected of participants?
We welcome beginners! This is a great opportunity to learn about coding and start practicing. There will be intro workshops and mentors available to help those with little experience.
The map to the right is a map of Centennial Campus at NC State University.
Highlighted in green are areas where you can park for free on the weekend. These areas include the Poulton paylot, Partners Way parking deck, Wolf Ridge parking lot, and Oval Drive parking lot.
Engineering Building II is highlighted in red; this is where DiamondHacks will take place. The official address is Engineering Bldg II, 890 Oval Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606. Please avoid parking in any "Reserved 24/7" spots.