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As a high school student, PreHacks, a collboaration between TechTogether Boston, Boston University, and BU Spark, is an unique opportunity to connect with mentors before TTB hackathon!

At PreHacks, you will get the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about what to expect and how to prepare for a hackathon
  • Get insight about the college experience at Boston University and its technical programs
  • Connect 1-on-1 with mentors that will help answer any questions related to careers in the tech industry

High School Students who RSVP to TechTogether Boston are automatically registered for PreHacks!

As a college student (undergraduate or graduate), you'll join forces with a group of other hackers to create a project that falls under one of the challenge categories. Hackers must identify as female or non-binary but we welcome hackers of all skill levels!

Hacker Benefits:

  • Create awesome tech projects
  • Network with sponsors
  • Attend tech workshops, tech talks, mini events
  • Hacker SWAG bag
As a volunteer, you'll help with taking care of operations during the hackathon and create a smooth-sailing experience for all our hackers! We welcome anyone regardless of gender to volunteer

Volunteer Benefits:

Special Volunteer SWAG

Priority choosing for all free meals

Behind the scenes experience of hackathon operations

As a mentor, you'll help our hackers of all experience levels build their dream project! We welcome experts from academia or from any sector in tech to mentor at TechTogether Boston. We welcome anyone regardless of gender to mentor.

Mentor Benefits:

T-Shirt

Special Mentor SWAG

Feature on the website

As a brand ambassador, you'll support our mission by spreading the word about our inclusive, welcoming hackathon! We welcome anyone regardless of gender to be an ambassador.

Ambassador Merit-Based Rewards:

Google Home Mini

Special Ambassador SWAG + STEMINIST Sweatshirt

Feature on the website

As a judge on our panel, you'll have the opportunity to look at all of the amazing projects that our hackers have created and interact with participants when they are giving their awesome demos! We welcome all people that have a strong technical background to join our judging panel.

Judge Benefits:

Special Judge SWAG

Priority choosing for all free meals

Behind the scenes experience of hackathon operations

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

At TechTogether, our community is our most important attribute. We aspire to create an inclusive, empowering and supportive environment for our internal and external communities. We are always looking for diverse individuals who want to support our mission and be part of our cause!

For any further questions regarding involvement, email us at [email protected]