TechTogether Miami
Event is being hosted out of Miami, FL from February 11, 2022 to February 13, 2022

ABOUT US

TechTogether Miami is dedicated to empowering underrepresented communities in the STEM field by showcasing the talents of these indiviudals, creating a diverse and all-inspiring community.


TechTogether gives all members, from beginner to expert, oppurtunties to network amongst peers and employers, gain valuable skills, and take part in bridging the gender-gap in the STEM community.

Two hackers celebrating their accomplishments

Design

Byte holding a paintbrush

App Dev

Byte working on a mobile app

Game Dev

Byte developing a game

Web Dev

Byte creating a website

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Don't have any tech experience? No problem! TechTogether Miami is a safe space for those who are just getting into tech, as well as those who have more experience. Join one of our free workshops to gain the skills you need to develop something awesome!


Want to specialize into a specific subject area? Follow along one of our workshop tracks to gain a more complete skill-set and enhance your career! Our workshops are grouped into four main tracks: Design, App Development, Game Development, and Web Development!

NATIONAL SPONSORS

LOCAL SPONSORS

SCHEDULE

(All times are in EST)

6:30 PM
-7:00 PM
How to Use the Cloud in Your Hackathon Project Sponsored by Microsoft
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Hosted by Fiona Whittington
I've been to a lot of hackathons, but I've never used the cloud in any of my projects. Why? Because it always seemed too complicated and scary to tackle during a hackathon.This workshop is designed to help you conquer those fears by answering the following questions: What is the cloud? How can I use it in my hackathon project? What types of projects can I create with cloud technology? What free resources are available to help me get started? What if I get stuck? Use the skills you learn in this workshop at one of TechTogether's upcoming hackathons. This workshop is co-hosted with Microsoft, TechTogether's official Cloud Partner of our 2021-2022 hackathon season.
7:00 PM
-8:00 PM
Beginners Guide to Hackathons
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Hosted by Rachel Quijano
This is what hackathons are all about! Learn how to get the most out of your hackathon experience.
8:00 PM
-9:00 PM
Team Formation #1
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Hosted by Rachel Quijano
Come meet other hackers and find a team for the weekend!
2:00 PM
-3:00 PM
Career Fair
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Hosted by TT Miami Team
Learn about all the amazing opportunities that our sponsors have to offer you!
4:00 PM
-4:30 PM
Opening Ceremony
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Hosted by TT Miami Team
Join us to kick off the beginning of hacking for TechTogether Miami!
5:00 PM
-6:00 PM
Team Formation #2
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Hosted by TT Miami Team
Come meet other hackers and find a team for the weekend!
6:00 PM
-6:30 PM
Product Management Workshop
Design Track
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Hosted by Cesar Villa-Garcia
Ever wondered how projects go from concept to creation? Join us as we discuss what makes a good product management strategy.
6:30 PM
-7:30 PM
Introduction to UI/UX
Design Track
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Hosted by Irina Lubenskaya
Find out some awesome tips and tricks on how to maximize your user's experience!
7:30 PM
-8:00 PM
Getting Started with Figma
Design Track
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Hosted by Kim Cruz
Learn how to use Figma to bring your design to life and go from idea to mockup in minutes.
8:00 PM
-8:30 PM
Introduction to Git and GitHub
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Hosted by May Marquez
Equip yourself with knowledge on how to use the developer's best friends: Git and GitHub!
8:30 PM
-9:00 PM
Introduction to App Development
App Development Track
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Hosted by Jose Pujol
Gain the knowledge you need to create a fully functional mobile app from scratch!
9:00 PM
-9:30 PM
Introduction to Web Development
Web Development Track
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Hosted by Gabriela Miesner
Learn how to bring a website to life, with core knowledge that's applicable to any web project.
9:30 PM
-10:00 PM
Introduction to Game Development
Game Development Track
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Hosted by Jose Maldonado
Love games? We do, too! Find out how to make your own at this workshop!
10:00 PM
-10:30 PM
Building A Website Workshop with HTML and CSS
Web Development Track
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Hosted by Daniel Ortiz
Learn critical information on how to beautify your websites with the building blocks of the web: HTML and CSS.
10:00 PM
-11:00 PM
Android Development Workshop
App Development Track
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Hosted by Victor Sebastian Andrade
Want to learn how to create apps for the largest mobile app platform? Join us for our Android Development Workshop!
10:00 PM
-11:00 PM
iOS Development Workshop
App Development Track
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Hosted by Taye Johnson
Find out how to create beautiful apps that work seamlessly with all your favorite iOS devices!
10:00 PM
-11:00 PM
Introduction to Unity Workshop
Game Development Track
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Hosted by Stephanie Castillo
Unity is one of the most versatile free game engines available. Come learn how to leverage it to bring your game ideas to life!
10:30 PM
-11:00 PM
Introduction to JavaScript Workshop
Web Development Track
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Hosted by Zackary Santana
Make your websites interactive and create meaningful web experiences with JavaScript!
11:00 PM
-12:00 AM
Getting Started with React
Web Development Track
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Hosted by Ralph Hernandez
Learn how to create flexible, powerful web apps with one of the largest JavaScript frameworks, React!
11:00 PM
-11:30 PM
Introduction to Flutter
App Development Track
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Hosted by Hashir Shoaib
With Flutter, you can create beautiful, cross-platform apps from a single codebase. Join us to learn how!
11:00 PM
-11:30 PM
Music & Sound Effects for Projects Workshop
Game Development Track
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Hosted by Jesus Parra
This workshop will focus on how to approach game audio from a blank slate. We will discuss the process of designing the audio aesthetic for a game: from understanding the role of audio and music in a game, to establishing a tone, to organizing assets. The workshop will include a short live demo to show the process of creating unique sound effects using modern techniques.
11:30 PM
-12:00 AM
Introduction to Virtual Reality
Game Development Track
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Hosted by Raul Faife
Learn how to use the infinite potential of virtual reality to bring your game ideas to the next level!
12:00 AM
-12:30 AM
80's Pop Culture Trivia
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Hosted by Rachel Quijano
Need a break from hacking? Join us for some fun 80's pop culture trivia!
9:00 AM
-9:30 AM
Introduction to Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence
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Hosted by Sheila Alemany
The power of artificial intelligence is at your fingertips. Learn how to use machine learning to supercharge your project!
9:30 AM
-10:00 AM
Breaking Gender Barriers in the Space Industry
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Hosted by Diana Gutierrez
Join us as we discuss the complexities of breaking gender barriers in an overwhelmingly male industry.
11:00 AM
-11:30 AM
Influencers in Tech Panel
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Hosted by Rachel Quijano and Ariane Avendano. Participants: Jalen Veiga, Antonella Avogadro Amadei, Meggan
Hear from tech influencers as they discuss their experience in the tech community!
11:30 AM
-12:00 AM
Intro to Cloud Storage
Web Development Track
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Hosted by Sana Abida Amin
Equip yourself with more detailed knowledge about cloud storage and the options available to you!
2:00 PM
-2:30 PM
Introduction to Cyber Security
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Hosted by Alexandria Segovia
Nowadays, online security is just as important as physical security. Learn how to develop secure applications!
3:00 PM
-4:00 PM
LinkedIn Tips for Students
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Hosted by Jasmine Nunez and Stephanie Nuesi
Build yourself a professional LinkedIn profile that will help you land an internship, and learn some good tips for networking!
4:00 PM
-4:30 PM
Introduction to Databases
Web Development Track
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Hosted by Alejandro Martinez
Expand your data storage possibilities by learning how to use SQL databases in your project!
5:00 PM
-5:30 PM
Learning About Languages
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Hosted by Ariane Avendano
Learn about different languages and how they can help you create a more well-rounded project.
6:00 PM
-6:30 PM
Retro Tech Party
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Hosted by Samara Ruiz Sandoval
Take a break from hacking for some more 80s-themed social activities like our Retro Tech Party!
7:30 PM
-8:00 PM
80s Karaoke
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Hosted by Samara Ruiz Sandoval
Belt out your favorite 80s hits with your new hackathon buddies at our 80s Karaoke!
8:00 PM
-9:00 PM
Introduction to Blockchain
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Hosted by Jobin Ayathil
It's more than just a buzzword! Join us to find out how blockchain tech can help your next project.
9:00 PM
-10:00 PM
Game Night
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Hosted by Rachel Quijano
Join us for a quick break from hacking for a fun game night!
12:00 PM
-12:30 PM
How to Pitch your Project Idea
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Hosted by Terry Beltran
Struggle with pitching your amazing project? Learn how to deliver your ideas effectively with us!
1:00 PM
-2:00 PM
Office Hours
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Hosted by Rachel Quijano and Ariane Avendano
Still have questions about your project submissions? Join our office hours so we can answer them!
3:00 PM
-3:00 PM
Project Submissions Due on Devpost
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Hosted by TT Miami Team
Two days of hacking have led up to this moment! Please make sure to have your projects submitted before this deadline.
4:00 PM
-4:30 PM
Interview Prep Workshop
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Hosted by Dianelis Insua
You've scored an interview! Now what? Join us to find out how to best prepare yourself for your big day.
5:00 PM
-5:30 PM
How to Negotiate your Job Offer
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Hosted by Jennifer Cosenza
Negotiating a salary can be rough. Follow the tips in this workshop to make sure you get what you're worth!
7:00 PM
-8:00 PM
Closing Ceremony
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Hosted by TT Miami Team
Celebrate your accomplishments and join us for the last gathering of the hackathon!

FAQ

Your project will be submitted through Devpost. Click on the "Submit Project" button at the top of the site to access the Devpost. Your submission must include a video (no longer than 2 minutes) that showcases your project, a basic description of your project, and the challenge(s) for which you want your project to be considered.

All workshops, activities and events will be taking place via Zoom. Meetings links will be shared via Discord.

Mentoring will all be done through Discord. To request a mentor, fill out the form on the Discord channel and then hop onto our mentorship Zoom hangout to connect with your assigned mentor.

Register on our EventBrite and you will get emailed a link to join the Discord. Make sure to check your spam folder for all event emails.

Make sure to check the event schedule to stay up to date on important hackathon deadlines and everything you need to know about what's going on throughout the weekend! Announcements and reminders will also be broadcast on the Discord server in case you forget.

Workshop recordings will be available via a Google Drive folder and shared with participants following the completion of the event. So don't worry if you happen to miss one of this weekend's workshops, because we've got you covered!

All teams must be between 2-4 people. While you have the option to work alone, if you want to submit your project you must work with at least one other person. Don't worry if you don't have a team — you'll have plenty of opportunities to find one virtually! TechTogether will be hosting a variety of team formation activities throughout the first day, and we will also have a Discord channel dedicated to team formation leading up to and during the event.


TechTogether Miami is a gender-focused hackathon, where individuals work together to build a technology-based solution to a problem in 36 hours with the support of our mentors and network. Attendees can also join for our other events offered, such as the career fair, workshops, and panels.

TechTogether Miami is a fully virtual hackathon and will be held on Discord.

Make sure you register on Eventbrite and you will get a Discord invite the week of the event!

The only thing we ask for is your time for a weekend full of learning and networking!

All people of marginalized genders are welcome! This includes cisgender women, transgender men, transgender women, non-binary people, and people of all other genders that have been historically left on the sidelines in tech are welcome to join our hackathon as hackers.

Don't meet that criteria, but still want to support our mission? There are other ways to get involved, such as mentoring, judging, hosting a workshop or sponsoring. Visit the Get Involved section to learn more!

Everyone age 14 or older is allowed to join. This includes high school, college, and bootcamp students, as well as industry professionals.

Hackathons are 24-to-36-hour-long events where coders and non-coders alike get together to create innovative group pojects, listen in to workshops, and network with their peers.

No, our hackathon is open to folks from all experience levels. Our team, mentors, and workshop hosts will make sure you have all the resources you'll need to be successful during TechTogether Miami.

Yes! There will be team building exercises to create teams for members who do not have teams before the hacking kicks off. In the case that you still cannot find a team, you're still eligible to participate.

You can hack on teams of two to four people. Don't worry if you can't find a team before the event, you'll have plenty of opportunities to find one virtually!

Make sure to join our Discord as we will share all meeting links there!

Mentoring will all be done through Discord. To request a mentor, fill out the form on the Discord channel and then hop onto our mentorship Zoom hangout to connect with your assigned mentor.

Workshop recordings will be available via a Google Drive folder and shared with participants following the completion of the event. So don't worry if you happen to miss one of this weekend's workshops, because we've got you covered!

Your project will be submitted through Devpost. Your submission must include a video (no longer than 2 minutes) that showcases your project, a basic description of your project, and the challenge(s) for which you want your project to be considered.

Make sure to check the event schedule and the annoucement channel on Discord to stay up to date on important hackathon deadlines and everything you need to know about what's going on throughout the weekend!

TechTogether Miami was built with inclusion in mind, and although we have aimed to create that environment in advance, we understand that a wide range of access needs exists and lack of support may prevent you from fully engaging in the event. Please allow us to help you the best we can by contacting us in advance at [email protected] .