The Centre for Social Innovation welcomed us for Demo Night.

The Centre for Social Innovation welcomed us for Demo Night.

On Friday night we celebrated the close of the 6th hackNY Fellowship summer with demos, dinner, and 120 of our favorite people. Demo Night has been a tradition since hackNY’s first year, with Fellows demoing their work and personal projects at the end of their 10-week internships. This year, though, we shook things up a little by inviting our alumNY, Fellows’ colleagues, families, and mentors, and luminaries from our Speakers Series. We mingled over snacks at the Centre for Social Innovation, where our 34 graduating Fellows demoed 20 projects to an enthusiastic audience. After demoing, each Fellow received their graduation regalia – our traditional I HACK NY t-shirt, and a track jacket customized for their graduating class and designed by Hanne. After taking a group picture, we headed to Pennsylvania 6 for a celebratory dinner with Fellows and their loved ones. Well past midnight, we ate our last pieces of cake and said goodbye. We look forward to seeing our newly minted alumNY at the upcoming Fall Hackathon!

Some Fellows who demoed have posted their projects online for everyone to see:

Christopher Wan & Janita Chalam: FB Gatekeeper Chrome Extension

Janita Chalam, Nancy Wong, & Shloka Kini – Beat It: A Mashup Maker

Kevin Yeh – MongoDB Rust Driver (slidesgithub) / Hackmap

Matt McNaughton – hackMH

Richard Chu – RU Direct

Valentin Perez – HackNYing: Things I Worked on This Summer

Yoni Nachmany – My Summer at Clarifai: Video Analysis & Slack Integration (with bonus video of Yoni presenting)

Scroll down for a few photos from the evening, taken by 2015 hackNY Fellowship mentor Catherine Moresco.

Fellow Merry Mou and a friend check out the demo list.

Fellow Merry Mou and a friend check out the demo list.

Cake for everyone, baked by Hanne.

Cake for everyone, baked by Hanne.

 

Fellows, friends, and family catch up over snacks and drinks.

Fellows, friends, and family catch up over snacks and drinks.

Fellows Richard Chu and Shloka Kini chat before demos begin.

Fellows Richard Chu and Shloka Kini chat before demos begin.

hackNY co-organizer Chris Wiggins introduces our graduating class.

hackNY co-organizer Chris Wiggins introduces our graduating class.

Fellows Charles Lai and Dan Cadden present WWFINDER, an app for finding Waldo based on visual algorithms.

Fellows Charles Lai and Dan Cadden present WWFINDER, an app for finding Waldo based on visual algorithms.

Fellows Christopher Wan and Janita Chalam demo their summer project for Magnetic, a method for detecting advertisement impression fraud.

Fellow Emily Pakulski talks about her summer experiences.

Fellow Raphael Palefsky-Smith and a friend share a laugh at dinner.

The Class of 2015 with their commemorative track jackets. Congratulations, Class of 2015!