Challenge open September 17 - 24


The ITA Tech Challenge is a programming, coding skills, and teamwork competition for current female-identifying students in the U.S. More than just a competition, it’s really about making new connections - with women from different universities and women leaders at some of Chicago’s best technology companies.

The ITA Tech Challenge has two phases:

Phase 1: Qualifying Challenge (September 17-24, 2019)

Phase 2: The Final Challenge (October 17-18, 2019)

After all qualifying Challenges are taken, the overall Top 40 scorers are invited to Chicago for the Final Challenge. In the Final Challenge, you will divided into teams, collaborate with some amazing mentors, and tasked to solve a social impact problem. In addition to connecting with companies, the Final Challenge offers cash prizes. The #1 team receives $10,000!

News & Press:

"Thank you for organizing such an amazing event for students like me. It was a great opportunity for me to network and have live interviews with some of the best Chicago-based companies."

Yicheng | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

"The networking and interviewing experience the Tech Challenge gave me is invaluable, not to mention the fact that the contest itself was a lot of fun!"

Sotiri | University of Chicago

"Participating in the challenge gave me an offer I otherwise would not have had!"

Austin | University of Chicago

Questions or want to learn more about the ITA Tech Challenge? Contact Jessica Prath, Programs and Events Manager, at +1.312.924.1031 or

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