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TechTogether

Boston 2020

Boston's largest all-female, femme,
and non-binary hackathon.

January 31 - February 2, 2020 - Agganis Arena, Boston University

At TechTogether Boston, we're looking to shape the way women and non-binary people get involved with tech.

We aim to create an inclusive environment to encourage more underrepresented people to either get introduced to the world of technology or harness their skills to create projects of their own.

With the support of our community, sponsors, and industry leaders, we can chip away at the gender gap in technology. From students with non-technical majors who are interested in breaking into tech, to seasoned hackathon veterans looking for help to build out complex, groundbreaking products - we aim to support our hackers.

Project Showcase

DeepCheck is a modern, accessible, and dynamic machine-learning powered web portal for firearm sellers in the United States to perform robust background checks on candidates looking to purchase a gun.

SmartHire is an automated recruitment platform that uses the power of AI to help hiring managers make fair, unbiased hiring decisions. It screens and analyzes hiring documents (resumes, cover letters etc.) to make recommendations about the top candidates to consider from a pool of applicants, thus saving hiring managers' time and resources.

EMprint uses a fingerprint scanner to id patients. Once a rescuer finds an unconscious patient with no identification on them, they can use the scanner to scan any one of the patient's fingers, and the patient's medical history will be revealed. This will have the patients allergies, medications and other health info available at the rescuers finger tips so they can safely help the victim.

Emerging Tech

As an option, we curated special tracks to help you get the most out of our event.

AR/VR

Internet of Things

Artificial Intelligence

Crash Course

AR/VR

AR/VR: Augmented Reality is the blending of interactive digital elements into real-world environments that humans are familiar with. It allows users to view and interact with the natural world around them in a technological lens. Virtual Reality is a computer generated simulation of a real-world or fantasy environment that allows users to interact in a seemingly real or physical way.

Internet of Things

Internet of Things: The Internet of Things is a system of interrelated computing devices that gather information, send information back, or both. IoT is about extending the power of the internet beyond computers to a whole other range of things, processes, and environments.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence: Arti.ficial Intelligence is a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of human intelligence in machines, especially computer systems. Examples of such human intelligence include learning, reasoning, and self-correction.

Crash Course

Crash Course (Blockchain): Blockchain is a public ledger of information collected through a network that is stored across a variety of servers that participate in the network. Data is packaged into blocks, which link to form a chain with other blocks of similar information.

Explore With Us

TechTogether Boston is one the world's largest all-female and non-binary hackathons. For 36 hours, we equip women and non-binary folks with all the resources they need to transform their dreams into reality. No experience is necessary to attend TechTogether Boston! Only a passion for exploring the exciting world of technology!

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Join us at TechTogether Boston 2020!

You'll enjoy a weekend of awesome tech, food, swag, workshops, and mini-events while learning from distinguished speakers, inspiring mentors, and peers

Tentative Schedule

Friday

- Jan 31, 2020

5:00 PM

Doors open for hacker registration

Friday Snacks

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Registration

Team Formation

Networking session

8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Opening Ceremony

8:30 PM

Hackathon Kickoff

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Friday Dinner

11:30 PM

Midnight Snacks

Saturday

- Feb 01, 2020

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Saturday Breakfast

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Saturday Lunch

5:00 PM

Saturday Snack

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday Dinner

Sunday

- Feb 02, 2020

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Sunday Breakfast

8:00 AM

Hacker project submission due

8:00 AM - 10:00PM

Sunday Breakfast

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Judging Period + Project Demos

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sunday Pizza Lunch

2:00 PM

Closing Ceremony

3:00 PM

End of TechTogether Boston

4:00 PM

Buses Depart

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend TechTogether Boston 2020?

We welcome female and non-binary individuals of all skill levels who have a passion for learning more about technology and are 16 years or older. If you do not identify as female or non-binary, you can be a mentor or volunteer at TTB 2020!

What if I've never coded before?

We welcome beginners and experts alike! There will be plenty of workshops and mentors available to guide you throughout your 36-hour hacking journey, and you can also learn from other students!

How much will it cost to attend TechTogether Boston 2020?

This event, including all meals and snacks, swag, and prizes, is completely free!

When and where is TechTogether Boston 2020?

TechTogether Boston 2020 will be happening from January 31st to February 2nd at Boston University’s Agganis Arena!

Is the venue accessible for those with disabilities?

Yes, Agganis Arena fully complies and exceeds all requirements as set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act. Find more information here.

How do teams at TechTogether Boston 2020 work?

If you do not already have a team for the hackathon, do not worry! We will match you with other students with interests and skill levels similar to yours based on your answers to our application. The maximum team size is 5 members.

How can I mentor or volunteer at TechTogether Boston 2020?

Mentor and volunteer applications will open shortly. Once your application is submitted, our organizers will reach out to you about detailed logistics. Everyone, regardless of gender, race, or professional experience, is welcome to apply as a volunteer or mentor.

Can I sleep at TechTogether Boston 2020? Where will I sleep?

Yes, of course! We will provide air mattresses for all our attendees to sleep on, although, we recommend for you to bring a blanket and pillow for added comfort. More details will be included in an email before our event.

When are applications for TTB 2020 due? When will I hear back?

Applications for TTB 2020 are rolling; decisions will come 2 weeks after initial submission of your application