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March 20, 2022

Mark Your Calendars for DiamondHacks 2022!

On March 27-28, NC State’s Women in Computer Science (WiCS) organization will be hosting our annual hackathon, DiamondHacks! DiamondHacks is conducted with the mission of supporting women and non-binary students interested in developing software projects. We welcome all hackers that support this mission regardless of gender or experience level!


DiamondHacks ‘22 is entirely virtual and will be conducted using Discord and Zoom. Beginners are welcome and will be supported with introductory workshops and guidance from fellow students. Additionally, sponsors will be available to mentor and network with students.


Participants of all experience levels will have the chance to win prizes, and everyone who submits a project will receive some awesome swag! Any team size is welcome, but a maximum of four prizes will be awarded to each winning team.


This year’s keynote speaker is NC State Computer Science alumna and 2020 “Rising Star” Award winner, Angie Jones.  Jones is the Global Vice President of Developer Relations for TBD54566975, Block’s decentralized finance division (Block, formerly known as Square, Inc., is a financial services and digital payments company based in CA.).  She is an award-winning teacher and international keynote speaker who shares her wealth of knowledge at software companies and conferences all over the world.


As a Master Inventor, Jones is known for her innovative and out-of-the-box thinking style which has resulted in more than 25 patented inventions in the areas of metaverses, collaboration software, social networking, smarter planet, and software development processes.

Special thanks to our sponsors this year  BCBS of NC, Centene, Cisco, Credit Suisse, LexisNexis, Lowes, Mediant, Merck, NetApp, Red Hat, Renaissance Reinsurance, SAS, Truist, VMware, Xerox, the ePartners Program and the NC State Engineering Foundation.


To learn more information about the event, including the schedule and how to register for FREE, please visit: .



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