Major Event Sponsorship Opportunities
*Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (Sept. 26-28)
This year, UNC CS will send 45 young women to the largest gathering of women technologists in the world
Carolina Data Challenge (Sept. 29-30, 2018)
Data science hackathon competition for undergraduate and graduate students in the Triangle region. Students solve real-world problems using data science techniques and tools. 2017 Sponsorship Guide
*Girls Who Code (Ongoing)
In this outreach program, UNC CS brings middle and high school girls to the department to learn how to code from faculty and CS majors
HackNC (Fall 2018)
National hackathon that attracts more than 700 participants
*Comp110 Diversity Panel Series (Nov 6, 2018 and Spring 2019)
This bi-annual event brings together women and under-represented minorities who work in the department, are active in the computer science major, and/or have worked in industry to serve on a panel. This panel cultivates discussion around diversity in industry and academia and encourages people from all background to consider pursuing computer science.
ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (Nov. 10, 2018)
As a regional site, UNC CS hosts talented coding undergraduate teams from universities throughout the Southeast
*Pearl Hacks (Feb. 2019)
National women-focused hackathon that attracts more than 350 participants
*Women in Tech Week (March 2019)
This week-long series of events – including games, a lobby wall for students, faculty and staff to post their comments, a poster session and panel discussion – furthers the conversation about ways to support women in tech and make the tech environment a more open and inclusive community.
Maze Day (May 1, 2019)
Outreach event that highlights enabling technologies for visually impaired children
*Events with an asterisk are part of the department’s diversity initiative to bring women and under-represented minorities into the field of computer science. Organizations wishing to further diversity goals may want to consider sponsoring one or more of these events.