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
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.