William & Mary's 7th Annual Hackathon
March 25-27, 2022 - hybrid!

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About Us

Cypher VII is the College of William & Mary's annual hackathon. We'll come together for a weekend and learn new stuff, have fun, and create cool projects. Come on down to learn from our workshops, get to know tech companies both local and nationwide, or compete for prizes! We pride ourselves on being accessible and welcoming to everyone, regardless of your skill or experience. So try something new! It's Cypher!

Two people stacking cups at Cypher


Hybrid Hackathon

This year, Cypher VII is is going hybrid! William & Mary students who are allowed to be on campus will be able to hack in-person. Not elligible? Fear not! We will be hosting all of our events and workshops virtually as well. We will be using Slack as our main platform for the event and Zoom for the opening and closing ceremonies, tech talks, and showing off hacks at the end of the hackathon. Many events will be recorded and available on the Cypher YouTube channel afterwards. You can find some of last year's videos there too!

Attendees at Cypher


What Can I Make?

New this year, we're branching out to all kinds of projects. Code or no code, if you can make it in a weekend, we want to see what you can do!

Two people laughing at Cypher


Who's Invited?

Cypher VII is for anyone and everyone. Whether you've pioneered new machine learning techniques or you've never written a line of code in your life, we've got you covered. Cypher is for people of all interests and backgrounds, so if you've ever considered trying something new, now's your chance!

A person presenting at Cypher's expo


Hardware

Available hardware includes: Amazon Alexa Devices, Oculus Rifts, Arduinos, drones, 3D printers, and more!

Hardware available at Cypher

Last year's sponsors and partners

Northrop Grumman

CGI Federal

Agile Airin Technologies Memberstack

Earth Hacks Entrepreneurship Center Center for Legal and Court Technologies Society for Women in Computing GeoLab Developer Student Club

For Sponsors

If you're thinking of sponsoring Cypher, please take a look at our Sponsorship Info.

FAQ

Schedule?

To be announced!

Do I need Experience?

Absolutely not! People who haven’t written a single line of code are welcome! We will have workshops at the start of the hackathon to get you started and mentors throughout the hackathon to make sure you get the help you need.

Prizes?

To be announced - We've got a bunch of prizes for you to win

Who?

Anyone currently attending a US based high-school or college is able to attend, or anyone who has graduated from either in the last 12 months is eligible to attend Cypher.

Teams?

The maximum number of members per team is 4. We’ll have team-building activities at the start of Cypher, so don’t worry if you don’t have a team yet!

Preparations?

Come with ideas, but no code can be written prior to the event.

Rules?

All hackers are subject to the MLH Code of Conduct. Following these rules will help us create an environment that makes everyone feel safe and welcome no matter their background.

Other Questions?

Shoot us an email at cypher.wm@gmail.com.