Announcing the Spring 2014 hackNY Student Hackathon

hackNY is excited to announce its ninth student hackathon on April 5th-6th at Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science!


As with each prior semester, hackNY will welcome hundreds of students from scores of universities around the country to participate in collaborative and creative coding challenges over 24 hours. The event will open with API demos from New York City startups selected by the student organizing committee.  Afterward students can attend our hackNY Masters Series featuring technical speakers discussing various topics of interest, consult technical ambassadors to think through their project scopes, meet other enthusiastic student hackers, enjoy food from the world’s greatest city and of course receive a few surprises along the way.  Students will work in teams around the clock to build projects based on the presented APIs and the event will culminate in student presentations before a panel of judges who will decide the winners and recipients of prizes.  Sound awesome?  It is. Registration is here!


We are excited for another great hackNY student hackathon! Information for sponsors, startups and students will be distributed shortly via twitter (@hackNY) and our newsletter.  For now, mark your calendars!


If you have any questions, please contact Team hackNY at [email protected]

Apply to be a hackNY Fellow!

hackNY is gearing up to admit the class of 2014 hackNY Fellows!

The hackNY Fellows program pairs quantitative and computational students with startups that can demonstrate a strong mentoring environment, including a problem for a student to work on; a person to mentor them; and a place for them to work. Students enjoy free housing in a communal setting and a pedagogical lecture series to introduce them to the ins and outs of joining and founding a startup in New York City.

See information about past Fellows and what they did with their summers:

Class of 2013 hackNY Fellows

Class of 2012 hackNY Fellows

Class of 2011 hackNY Fellows

hackNY video

Please do apply and spread the word! Application is here: