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UPCOMING TECH EVENTS 
Hack NC

HackNC is an annual, student-run hackathon hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Every fall, hundreds of students arrive at UNC to spend the weekend inventing something amazing. Hack NC is one of the largest hackathons in the southeastern United States - check them out here!

  • Registration Opens: Open Now!
  • Registration Deadline: November 3
  • Event Date: November 4-6
  • Event Details: In Person
HackerEarth: IBM zStudent Contest​

HackerEarth brings you IBM zStudent Contest, sponsored by IBM Z Xplore, a thrilling coding contest centered around sustainable energy that will teach you computing skills used to power some of today’s largest enterprise companies. Along the way, you will learn JCL, z/OS, SQL, COBOL, Python, APIs, Unix and more. Registration is open through 12/31 - click here to register!

  • Registration Opens: Open Now!
  • Registration Deadline: 12/31/22
  • Event Details: Virtual​​​
Green ​Mobility
The Climate Hacker Community is aiming to close the gap between between Climate Promises and Actions. Together with entrepreneurs, start-ups, scientists, artists, climate justice experts, and citizens we want to positively impact the planet and help reduce Co2 emissions. Are you curious and care about the climate and how it affects our planet and people? Learn more about their social good hackathons here!
  • Registration Opens: Open Now!
  • Registration Deadline: Day of event
  • Event Date: 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25
  • Event Details: Virtual

Cloudera Applied ML Prototype Hackathon

Do you love Machine Learning? Do you think your code is so sublime that it should serve as a template for the rest of the ML community? Do you like winning prizes? If you answered yes to these questions, come join Cloudera’s Applied ML Prototype Hackathon where you will have free reign to create an ML project that may be integrated into Cloudera Machine Learning (CML) as an Applied ML Prototype. Register here!

  • Registration Opens: Open Now!
  • Registration Deadline: 11/14/22
  • Event Details: Virtual
     

Lunar Hacks

Register for LunarHacks 2022, a virtual hackathon for women+ happening from December 2-4! In 2021, we hosted our first hackathon under the name SheCanSTEM, in which we had over 200 participants. Our hackathon this year will again feature exciting STEM-related activities, including a variety of workshops and panels. Female and non-binary students in high school or undergraduate programs will be able to network, meet new people, and compete for prizes, all while exploring their passions for computer science.

  • Registration Opens: Open Now!
  • Registration Deadline: 12/01/22
  • Event Date: 12/02/22 - 12/04/22
  • Event Details: Virtual

Developer Week Virtual Conference

DeveloperWeek Enterprise Conference (All Virtual) invites over 3,000 enterprise dev professionals to converge for a 2-day virtual conference & expo, featuring technology innovations and trends that corporations need to know about. Topics will include: DevSecOps, Organizing Dev Teams, DevTech Trends, Microservices, Containers, Kubernetes, and more. 

* KWK alumni have been granted a complimentary OPEN PASS (a $100 value) to join this event! If interested, you may also apply this amount to purchase a Premium or PRO pass. To register with your complimentary pass, RSVP using this link!

  • Registration Opens: Open Now!
  • Registration Deadline: Day of event
  • Event Date: 11/16/22 - 11/17/22
  • Event Details: Virtual

Major League Hackers Spring Fellowship

The MLH Fellowship is a fully remote, 12-week internship where participants earn a stipend and learn to collaborate on real open source projects with peers and engineers from top companies. KWK will be hosting an engaging Fellowship Info Session and Q&A - sign up here before we run out of spots

  • Registration Opens: Open Now!
  • Application Deadline: 12/1/22
     

Encode Hackathon

Encode Club is a web3 education community learning and building together through fantastic programs with the leading protocols in the space. Together we organise programs like education series, bootcamps, hackathons, accelerators both online and in person. We then help our community get jobs and funding for projects and startups. Find out more on our website and join the Discord!

  • Registration Opens: Open Now!
  • Application Deadline: 12/15/22

Hack the Change

Hack the Change 2022 is a in-person two-day for-charity hackathon with the mission of coding a better world together. Register here!

  • Registration Opens: Open Now!
  • Registration Deadline: November 19
  • Event Date: November 19-20
  • Event Details: Virtual
Hack the Change
 
UPCOMING SCHOLARSHIP DUE DATES

Major League Hackers Spring Fellowship

The MLH Fellowship is a fully remote, 12-week internship where participants earn a stipend and learn to collaborate on real open source projects with peers and engineers from top companies. Apply here!

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/22
  • Type of Opportunity: Paid
UPS Scholarship for Female Students
Scholarship available to undergraduate students enrolled in any school in the United States and its territories, Canada, and Mexico. Apply here!
  • Application Deadline: 11/15/22
  • Award Amount: $4,000

UPS Scholarship for Minority Students 
Scholarship available to undergraduate students enrolled in any school in the United States and its territories, Canada, and Mexico. Apply here!
  • Application Deadline: 11/15/22
  • Award Amount: $4,000
ASHRAE
Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate engineering or pre-engineering students who are enrolled full-time in a post-secondary educational institution and pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree in a course of study that traditionally has been a preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession. Apply here!
  • Application Deadline: 12/01/22
  • Award Amount: $3,000 - $10,000
Science Ambassador Scholarship
A full–tuition scholarship for a woman in science, technology, engineering, or math. Funded by Cards Against Humanity. Apply here!
  • Application Deadline: 12/13/22
  • Award Amount: Full Tuition Award

Women at Microsoft Scholarship
The women at Microsoft Scholarship seeks to empower and enable high school women and non-binary people to go to college, realize the impact technology has on the world and target a career in tech. 
  • Application Deadline: TBD
  • Award Amount: Awards will vary in size, up to $5,000, offered as one-time or renewable for up to four (4) years. 

UPCOMING TECH EVENTS 
Hack NC

HackNC is an annual, student-run hackathon hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Every fall, hundreds of students arrive at UNC to spend the weekend inventing something amazing. Hack NC is one of the largest hackathons in the southeastern United States - check them out here!

  • Registration Opens: Open Now!
  • Registration Deadline: November 3
  • Event Date: November 4-6
  • Event Details: In Person
HackerEarth: IBM zStudent Contest​

HackerEarth brings you IBM zStudent Contest, sponsored by IBM Z Xplore, a thrilling coding contest centered around sustainable energy that will teach you computing skills used to power some of today’s largest enterprise companies. Along the way, you will learn JCL, z/OS, SQL, COBOL, Python, APIs, Unix and more. Registration is open through 12/31 - click here to register!

  • Registration Opens: Open Now!
  • Registration Deadline: 12/31/22
  • Event Details: Virtual​​​
Green ​Mobility
The Climate Hacker Community is aiming to close the gap between between Climate Promises and Actions. Together with entrepreneurs, start-ups, scientists, artists, climate justice experts, and citizens we want to positively impact the planet and help reduce Co2 emissions. Are you curious and care about the climate and how it affects our planet and people? Learn more about their social good hackathons here!
  • Registration Opens: Open Now!
  • Registration Deadline: Day of event
  • Event Date: 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25
  • Event Details: Virtual

Cloudera Applied ML Prototype Hackathon

Do you love Machine Learning? Do you think your code is so sublime that it should serve as a template for the rest of the ML community? Do you like winning prizes? If you answered yes to these questions, come join Cloudera’s Applied ML Prototype Hackathon where you will have free reign to create an ML project that may be integrated into Cloudera Machine Learning (CML) as an Applied ML Prototype. Register here!

  • Registration Opens: Open Now!
  • Registration Deadline: 11/14/22
  • Event Details: Virtual
     

Lunar Hacks

Register for LunarHacks 2022, a virtual hackathon for women+ happening from December 2-4! In 2021, we hosted our first hackathon under the name SheCanSTEM, in which we had over 200 participants. Our hackathon this year will again feature exciting STEM-related activities, including a variety of workshops and panels. Female and non-binary students in high school or undergraduate programs will be able to network, meet new people, and compete for prizes, all while exploring their passions for computer science.

  • Registration Opens: Open Now!
  • Registration Deadline: 12/01/22
  • Event Date: 12/02/22 - 12/04/22
  • Event Details: Virtual

Developer Week Virtual Conference

DeveloperWeek Enterprise Conference (All Virtual) invites over 3,000 enterprise dev professionals to converge for a 2-day virtual conference & expo, featuring technology innovations and trends that corporations need to know about. Topics will include: DevSecOps, Organizing Dev Teams, DevTech Trends, Microservices, Containers, Kubernetes, and more. 

* KWK alumni have been granted a complimentary OPEN PASS (a $100 value) to join this event! If interested, you may also apply this amount to purchase a Premium or PRO pass. To register with your complimentary pass, RSVP using this link!

  • Registration Opens: Open Now!
  • Registration Deadline: Day of event
  • Event Date: 11/16/22 - 11/17/22
  • Event Details: Virtual

Major League Hackers Spring Fellowship

The MLH Fellowship is a fully remote, 12-week internship where participants earn a stipend and learn to collaborate on real open source projects with peers and engineers from top companies. KWK will be hosting an engaging Fellowship Info Session and Q&A - sign up here before we run out of spots

  • Registration Opens: Open Now!
  • Application Deadline: 12/1/22
     

Encode Hackathon

Encode Club is a web3 education community learning and building together through fantastic programs with the leading protocols in the space. Together we organise programs like education series, bootcamps, hackathons, accelerators both online and in person. We then help our community get jobs and funding for projects and startups. Find out more on our website and join the Discord!

  • Registration Opens: Open Now!
  • Application Deadline: 12/15/22
 
UPCOMING SCHOLARSHIP DUE DATES

Major League Hackers Spring Fellowship

The MLH Fellowship is a fully remote, 12-week internship where participants earn a stipend and learn to collaborate on real open source projects with peers and engineers from top companies. Apply here!

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/22
  • Type of Opportunity: Paid
UPS Scholarship for Female Students
Scholarship available to undergraduate students enrolled in any school in the United States and its territories, Canada, and Mexico. Apply here!
  • Application Deadline: 11/15/22
  • Award Amount: $4,000

UPS Scholarship for Minority Students 
Scholarship available to undergraduate students enrolled in any school in the United States and its territories, Canada, and Mexico. Apply here!
  • Application Deadline: 11/15/22
  • Award Amount: $4,000
ASHRAE
Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate engineering or pre-engineering students who are enrolled full-time in a post-secondary educational institution and pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree in a course of study that traditionally has been a preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession. Apply here!
  • Application Deadline: 12/01/22
  • Award Amount: $3,000 - $10,000
Science Ambassador Scholarship
A full–tuition scholarship for a woman in science, technology, engineering, or math. Funded by Cards Against Humanity. Apply here!
  • Application Deadline: 12/13/22
  • Award Amount: Full Tuition Award

Women at Microsoft Scholarship
The women at Microsoft Scholarship seeks to empower and enable high school women and non-binary people to go to college, realize the impact technology has on the world and target a career in tech. 
  • Application Deadline: TBD
  • Award Amount: Awards will vary in size, up to $5,000, offered as one-time or renewable for up to four (4) years. 

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