Women Engineers Code 2018

wecode

women engineers code

March 2-4, 2018

Harvard University

about wecode

WECode (Women Engineers Code) is the largest, student-run Women in Computer Science conference held at Harvard University each winter. We're dedicated to expanding the skills, network, and community of technical women worldwide, bringing together engineers over the course of two amazing days to share ideas and conversations on technology and innovation.

All genders are encouraged to attend! Enjoy empowering keynotes, intimate workshops, and the opportunity to mingle with industry leaders from top tech companies. Expand your network, strengthen your connection to the Women in CS community, and explore new areas of interest.

2

days

500+

attendees

4

keynote speakers

14

workshops

12

panels

registration

Housing

We'll match you with a Harvard WiCS member for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night. After you fill out the form below, we'll confirm as soon as possible. Please note that, due to limited spots, housing will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis with consideration of how far you are from Harvard.

Scholarships

WECode is dedicated to making it possible for as many women to attend as possible. If it would be financially difficult for you to attend this conference on your own, please apply for a WECode Scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded at the discretion of the WECode and Harvard WiCS board based on a combination of demonstrated need and personal qualifications.

Volunteer to Host

Harvard students who volunteer to host will be provided with a full ticket discount. Please sign up here with your Harvard College email..

 

programming

Keynotes

We'll be having four keynotes this year. Look forward to keynote reveals on our Facebook page!

Workshops

Practical training and hands-on experiences given by engineers from Google, Facebook and other sponsoring companies.

  • Acing the Technical Interview
  • Analyze lyrics with Python
  • Machine Learning
  • Intro to 3D Printing
  • And more!

Lightning Talks

Fifteen-minute TED-Style talks designed to get you up to speed with the latest innovations and inspire you to dream big.

Panels

Hour-long conversations led by professionals from one of the following tracks:

  • Data Analytics
  • Social Impact Tech
  • CS in Other Fields
  • And more!

sponsors

A huge thank you to all the sponsors of Harvard Women in CS, who make this conference possible! Special thanks to CS50 for helping photograph the conference this year.

frequently asked questions

Who is welcome at WECode? All genders are welcome at WECode! Everyone plays a role in supporting gender diversity. We also offer inclusive hosting with Harvard students. Please reach out to us at harvardwecode@gmail.com with any questions or special needs not addressed in our forms.
Where is the conference? The conference will be held at Northwest Labs, Harvard University. Registration is on Saturday morning in Northwest Labs, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
How do I get to Harvard? The Northwest Labs is within walking distance of the Harvard Square stop on the Red Line of the T (Boston’s Subway). Parking spots, though few, are available in Harvard Square. A complete map of Harvard's campus can be found here.
Can I be reimbursed for travel? If it would be a financial burden for you to attend, please apply for a scholarship here. Groups are especially encouraged to apply (please submit a single application).
What are hotels in the area? Parking in the area? A list of hotels within walking distance to Harvard's campus and the conference destination can be found at here. Parking options are available at the hotels listed above and can be found here. Overnight parking may be possible at the Harvard Innovation Lab. Please contact us for further details.
How can I register? Register here. After filling out the form, you will be redirected to purchase a ticket with Eventbrite. Registration for the hands-on workshops will be posted online and sent to registered conference attendees once the information is finalized.
What are the expenses for the conference? Registration is $40 with several discounts available. We provide breakfast, lunch and plenty of snacks on both days. Dinner will be your own personal expense. Housing will be on a first come, first serve basis and attendees will be matched with Harvard students free of charge.
Is attendance required for the entire conference? We hope to see you both days, but if you can’t make it, we understand. There are no discounts for Saturday or Sunday only.
Can high schoolers attend WECode? Unfortunately, we are not accepting high school students at this time as our conference focuses on undergraduate communities. However, we hope to see you in a few years!
What is the Code of Conduct? In order to create a positive conference experience, WECode will expect participants to behave in a manner that is welcoming and open to all. Please read the Code of Conduct.