Announcing hackNY-10gen travel grants to s2013 hackNY student hackathon

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Dear Student Hackers:

We’d like to support those of you joining us from outside the NYC metro area better, so in addition to continuing a 10gen/MongoDB bus from Penn + Princeton + Rutgers to the hackNY student hackathon, we’re also creating a $50 travel grant program for a select number of students from universities not along the bus route.

10gen/MongoDB has generously agreed to sponsor travel grants in the amount of $50 to bring 30 lucky student-hackers from and to the hackathon. These will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.

We ask that student purchase their own tickets, so you can choose the mode of transport that is most convenient for you. If selected, your name will be on a list to be reimbursed during the hackathon.

Details & Requirements:
1) Keep an eye on the hackNY blog and @hackNY, where we will post a travel grant application form at noon on Thursday
2) Register for the hackathon here.
3) On the form, provide us with your name/.edu email addy/academic institution/graduation date
4) Book your transportation and email your receipt to [email protected] no later than March 15, 2013
5) The first 30 students to fill out a complete application will be on the list to receive their grant during the hackathon. If you do not book your travel and provide hackNY with a proof of purchase before March 15, 2013, your spot will be given to the next person on the waiting list.

Hope to see you April 6-7!

Best,
Team hackNY

class of 2013 hackNY Fellows: Housing Update

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As part of hackNY’s mission, we provide free housing to all hackNY Fellows and Mentors during the 10-week Fellows program. We want to enable every Fellow to get to know other members of their cohort, as we’ve seen how the friendships they cultivate over the summer continue to be valuable contacts, collaborators, and cofounders for years.

In previous summers, the housing was in suites of quads (two bedrooms with two residents in each bedroom). The class of 2012 suggested that, given how awesome and essential the hackNY Fellows’ housing is to the program, even better would be using NYU’s communal spaces in the suites. Based on that feedback, this year, we’re providing 13-person suites (mix of doubles and singles in each suite). Each suite has bathrooms, kitchen facilities, and large common spaces to accommodate late night hanging and hacking.

Our experience is that by living together, students learn the most from each other, and bring out the best in each other. We are very excited that the residential experience is going to be even more awesome and can’t wait for the class of 2013 to arrive in NYC!!!

attention NYC startups: applications NOW OPEN to host a member of the class of 2013 hackNY Fellows

Attention awesome NYC startups: hackNY is pleased to announce applications are now open for hosting one of NYC’s next generation of talented developers and engineers: the class of 2013 hackNY Fellows. Please submit applications before 11:59 pm NYC time Wednesday March 20 via http://apply.hackny.org/startups/new .

The hackNY Fellows program, now entering its fourth year, is an intense program designed to introduce students to NYC’s startup ecosystem by pairing the best technical minds with great NYC startups. The hackNY Fellows program includes housing as well as a pedagogical lecture series covering all aspects of founding or joining a startup. Previous fellows have come from all over the US and Canada, majoring in a variety of subjects, with skills including front-end, back-end, data science, and design. Don’t take our word for it though: please see this video created by the class of 2011 hackNY Fellows:

http://bit.ly/hackNY2011vid .

Please to do go hackNY.org to learn more, or to contact us at [email protected] with your questions.

Best,

Team hackNY

Become a Spring 2013 hackNY Student Hackathon Sponsor!

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Since April 2010, hackNY’s student hackathons have attracted hundreds of students from scores of universities for 24-hour events in which participants collaborate on creative coding challenges. At the beginning of a hackNY student hackathon, New York City startups selected by the student organizing committee demo their APIs. Students then form teams to brainstorm ideas for projects to build based on these APIs, working through the night to turn their ideas into reality in time to present before a panel of judges the following day, competing for prizes and glory.

The spring 2013 hackNY student hackathon (our seventh!) will be April 6-7 at Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (hackNY’s first student hackathon at Columbia!). It will be an exciting, well-attended event and we’re looking for sponsors.

For more information on sponsorship and to discuss becoming a sponsor, please contact Team hackNY at [email protected]