Thursday, November 10 starting at 2:00 p.m. EST

Rural Sourcing + Women Who Code Virtual Hackathon

Make a Difference

We’re having a virtual hackathon and you’re invited! Rural Sourcing (RSI) and Women Who Code are partnering to hold a virtual hackathon that will support social good in communities across the country. All skills, genders and backgrounds are welcome to participate. Registration ends on Friday, November 4, so sign up now!

about the virtual hackathon
What You Need to Know

Participants will be on teams of 2-4 members. Don’t have a team? Don’t worry! We’ll get you connected to one. All technical skills are welcome (e.g. web, data, Java, Python, .NET, QA, UI/UX, and PM to list a few). Each team will have up to eight hours to develop something exciting to demo at the end of the virtual hackathon. The goal is to make a positive difference with your app and to create social good in our communities.

exciting stuff

Prizes & Giveaways

We’re giving away thousands in cash to the winners of the virtual hackathon and early registrants will also receive cool swag from RSI. At the event you’ll hear from a special guest and have fun opportunities to win gift cards and other prizes. 

a few helpful tips
Getting Ready

You’ll need to do a few things to get ready to participate. First, organize your virtual hackathon team of 2-4 members. Second, grab your GitHub username since that’s what we’ll use as a repository for your code. Third, have everyone on your team register here. Next, share this fun coding opportunity with your colleagues and friends. Once you’re registered, you’ll receive more information as we get closer to the kickoff date.

Additionally, here are some helpful things to know leading up to the event:

  • The virtual hackathon will be entirely online, although teams may choose to co-locate and take a more hybrid approach.
  • Zoom and Slack will be used as the primary means of communication during the virtual hackathon.
  • The focus of the app is for a social good and will be announced during the week of the virtual hackathon.
  • Data sets, APIs, AWS and GitHub documentation will be provided for participants to use for the event.

 

our mission and purpose
About RSI

Wondering who Rural Sourcing is and what we do? RSI was started with one mission in mind: to create tech jobs for people in Middle America, where there’s a higher quality of life and lower cost of living. That mission continues to this day and it’s what fuels each and every one of us at RSI.