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RIT hosts annual Hack-A-Thon

The event was from February 25 to February 26. (WHAM Photo)

Henrietta, N.Y. - Rochester Institute of Technology hosted the annual Hack-A-Thon.

Wic Hacks is a collaborative programming event for women in the technology community.

For the weekend, women ages 16 to 26 come from all around to solve problems using technology.

The issues they take on can range from data science to women and gender.

The participants started Saturday morning and continue throughout the night into Sunday afternoon.

13WHAM News asked some how the Hack-A-Thon compares to college finals week.

"It's a little bit different than finals week because you want to be here, you're excited about being here," said Wic Hacks organizer Courtney McGorrill. "Finals week is a little bit more of an obligation for class, but these are projects that you're interested in. You come up with them yourself. The passion is behind it and so you're a little bit more driven."

At the end of the event, the women showcase their work for the judges.

For many, this can open up future job opportunities.


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