DePauw's Women in Computer Science Concludes TigerHacks Spring 2024 with a Showcase of Innovations

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On Monday, April 22, Women in Computer Science (WiCS) successfully concluded their eagerly anticipated TigerHacks for the Spring semester. The 14-day hackathon highlighted the talent and creativity among DePauw’s students, focusing on beginner-friendly innovations.

The event series kicked off with a registration and introductory session on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at Julian Auditorium. Over the following days, participants engaged in a series of preparatory workshops, including a Git/Github tutorial on Thursday, April 11 and an API workshop on Tuesday, April 16–both aimed at equipping them with essential technical skills.

As the hackathon unfolded, it was clear that the participants were making the most of this learning opportunity. "The workshops provided a solid foundation for us to build on, and it was inspiring to see everyone's projects evolve," a participant who attended the Git/Github workshop shared.

The final presentation took place on Monday, April 22, at the Roy Wood Study Room. Teams presented their projects in a structured format, each having five minutes to present followed by a three-minute Q&A session with the judges. The teams, including “DePress,” “Knowledge - Expertise - Experience,” “dee dee,” and 'Twisted Tea”, demonstrated their solutions to a range of technological challenges.

The judging panel featured prominent members from both the Computer Science Department and Tenzer Technology Center, namely Laurel Tilton, Assistant Director at the Tenzer Technology Center and Information Technology Associates Program; Michael Boyles, Director of the Tenzer Technology Center and Information Technology Associates Program; and Allana Johnson, Instructor of Computer Science. Their expertise provided a comprehensive evaluation of the projects, focusing on innovation, technical execution, and potential impact.

While the excitement of presentation day has passed, anticipation continues to await the announcement of the winners, scheduled to be revealed one week after the presentations. 

Looking forward, WiCS thanks all participants and supporters who contributed to the success of TigerHacks Spring 2024. For those interested in future events or more information about WiCS activities, follow them on Instagram @dpuwics or contact acm-w@depauw.edu.