After mentors from MongoDB, Twilio, Clarifai, JW Player, and the NY Times demoed their APIs during opening ceremonies, Sam Agnew lead a workshop on getting started with APIs and web development in Python, which was followed by Lesley Cordero’s Intro to Geospatial Analysis. To unwind, hackers could join the MLH Werewolf game, and women could attend the traditional Ladies Storm Hackathons meetup to enjoy cupcakes and some Quiplash.
In addition to cupcakes and snacks, attendees enjoyed food from Perfect Picnic, Inday, Veselka’s, and Vanessa’s Dumplings. Thanks to Insomnia Cookies and MatchaBar, we offered cookies and tea alongside our hackathon Tshirts for our midnight surprise! We also welcomed the traditional King Kolaches for breakfast on Sunday.
Thank you to our awesome judges for thoughtfully evaluating hacker demos, to our partner MLH, and to our sponsors without who this wouldn’t be possible: Intel, MongoDB, Quotidian Ventures, a16z, Twilio, and UltraPress.
First Place – CHEFI
Second Place – Period Peace
Third Place – Monopose
Our top three hacks will present at the New York Tech Alliance in May!
Best Social Good Hack – CleanHood
Most Technical – InSight
Best Hack Design – Nerve-hackNY
Best Hack Using an NYC API – ManSplainer
Best First Hack – Mimic
Best Use of MongoDB – CleanHood
Best Use of Twilio – Period Peace
#HackHarassment – goodbot
Best Domain Name from Domain.com – Period Peace
Best Use of AWS – CHEFI