Girls as young as 8 years old will use their laptops, imagination and teamwork skills for social good at <ROCGirlHacks> Powered by AT&T, Rochester’s first all-girl youth hackathon hosted Oct. 28 at Rochester Institute of Technology. The free hackathon is intended for all girls in grades three through 12, including those who have never programmed before, those who are already building apps and anyone in between. The learning program will challenge participants to come up with technological solutions and tools to address the growing problem of cyberbullying and internet safety. Spots are limited for the Saturday hackathon, which will run 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at RIT, 1 Lomb Memorial Drive. The event is a collaboration between iCanCode, Women in Computing at RIT and AT&T. The hackathon will allow girls to collaborate to build apps, games, websites, animations and interactive stories that address cyberbullying and internet safety. Mentors from Women in Computing at RIT, tech companies and local developers will be on hand to assist participants on their work. Final projects will be judged by a panel made up of local tech experts, community leaders, education experts and elected officials. Each submission will be scored on its potential impact on the category entered, the quality of execution and creativity or novelty within the work. Visit for a full schedule and to register for the event.