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MARCH 2020

Engineering Building II

North Carolina State University


Are you a college student 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, and geared towards underrepresented genders in tech. You must be a student and at least 18 years old to attend, unless you are a current student at NC State University. If you are a minor enrolled at NC State, you will be sent a form for your guardian to sign and must bring your student ID.

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 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.


Google Maps is great if you're driving, biking, or taking the bus. Google's bus directions are time estimates so be sure to arrive early and look at Transloc for live bus time!

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.

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.





Parking Map

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.