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 info@hackNY.org.
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
Please do apply and spread the word! Application is here: http://apply.hackny.org/
The fall 2013 hackNY student hackathon was nothing short of AWESOME as over 500 students registered formed over 50 teams to hack with NYC startup APIs over the span of 24 hours! There were great API presentations from startups, an API 101 session hosted by Rob Spectre of Twilio, awesome technical talks in our Masters Series: http://hacknymasters.com/, boxing and yoga hosted by Next Jump, hammocks and lounge chairs for resting and relaxing, lots of food, free t-shirts, spontaneously given Droid squishabbles, and of course lots of hacking!
Thank you to our awesome sponsors for their support of the fall 2013 hackNY student hackathon!
Congrats to the fall 2013 hackNY student hackathon winners!
1st Place: Jig Solver
Zachary Newman and Conrad Kramer (Columbia University)
2nd Place: Memoring
Dan Hassin and Eric Schlanger
3rd Place: Vinelist
Robert Fidler and Indraneel Purohit (Rutgers University)
Most APIs: Lispsy
Most Technically Impressive: Look See
Christopher Yan, Nate Brennand, Brian Shin (Columbia University)
Best User Interface: Listr
Best Hardware Hack: smartKnife
Adrian Vatchinsky, Carell Hamil, Vivian(Hyun) Park, Joe Yuan (New York University)
Most Artistic: tongue.io
Ken Durkin, Shariq Hashme, Kunal Sharma, Scott Shervin (University of Maryland)
The 8 Breaker: Leap Duel
Manuel Lopez, Kaitlin Poskaitis, Josh Matthews (Rutgers University)
Funniest: Tuning The Times
Michael Saltzman, Justin Zhao, Lisa Li (Columbia University)
See all pictures from the hackathon here!
Lastly, a HUGE thank you to all participants! See you in April for the spring 2014 hackNY student hackathon!
Huge Thank You to the official sponsors of the fall 2013 hackNY hackathon:
Buzzfeed – http://www.buzzfeed.com/
NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences – http://www.cims.nyu.edu/
Ebay – http://www.ebay.com/
MongoDB – http://www.mongodb.org/
Next Jump – http://www.nextjump.com/
Quotidian Ventures – http://quotidian.co/
Aolventures – http://corp.aol.com/products-services/aol-ventures
ISOC NY – http://isoc-ny.org/
Microsoft Research – http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/
Twilio – http://www.twilio.com/
In Kind Sponsors:
Joyride Coffee – http://www.joyridecoffeedistributors.com/
RedBull – http://www.redbull.com/en
Send Grid – http://sendgrid.com/
Squishabble – http://www.squishable.com/
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 granting $30 travel grants for students from universities not along the bus route.
10gen/MongoDB has generously agreed to sponsor travel grants in the amount of $30 to bring student-hackers to and from the hackathon. These will be awarded per the instructions below.
We ask that students purchase their own tickets and choose the mode of transport that is most convenient for you. Afterward, fill out the form below and your name will be on a list to be reimbursed during the hackathon.
Details & Requirements:
1) Register for the hackathon here.
2) Book your transportation and email your receipt to receipts@hackNY.org no later than September 25, 2013
3) Register for a $30 reimbursement here.
Looking forward to seeing you September 28th – 29th!
Every spring and fall, hundreds of students from scores of universities around the country flock to hackNY’s student hackathons, where they participate in collaborative and creative coding challenges in a 24-hour coding sprint. The events open with API demos from New York City startups selected by the student organizing committee, after which students work in teams to build projects based on these APIs. Students work around the clock, and the event culminates in a presentation before a panel of judges the next day.
hackNY is excited to announce its eighth student hackathon on September 28th-29th at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
We are excited for this event, and we are looking for sponsors to help us make this happen. For more information on sponsorship and to discuss becoming a sponsor, please contact Team hackNY at firstname.lastname@example.org
Students interested in attending can register on Hackerleague!
This summer, hackNY was able to introduce a stunning cohort of student-hackers from across the country to NYC’s startup ecosystem by pairing the best technical minds with great New York startups.
Fellows enjoyed free communal housing in the special interest suites of one of NYU’s best dorms in Union Square for 10 weeks, a paid internship with one of NYC’s hottest startups, and a series of lectures both about technical and practical ins-and-outs of joining and founding a tech startup.
On Thursday, August 8, 2013, we will be hosting the end of the summer DemoFest, which is the Fellows’ time to share the new products or features they launched at their startups as well as projects developed during the hackNY program.The attendees of the DemoFest include hackNY Fellows and alumni, hackNY 2013 host startups, press, and supporters.
Demofest will be an exciting, well attended event and we’re looking for sponsors.
We hope very much that you can make time to join; please do fill out the eventbrite at: http://hackNY2013.eventbrite.com/
For more information on sponsorship and to discuss becoming a sponsor, please contact Team hackNY at email@example.com
HackNY is delighted to announce a special addition to our 2013 speaker series: Richard Stallman. Richard Stallman will speak about the goals and philosophy of the Free Software Movement, and the status and history of the GNU operating system, which in combination with the kernel Linux is now used by tens of millions of users worldwide. This talk will be held at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and open to the New York City Technology Community (space permitting).
Richard Matthew Stallman, also known as RMS, is a software freedom activist and computer programmer. Early in his career, he worked at the Artificial Intelligence Lab at MIT. While at MIT, he wrote the first extensible Emacs text editor and developed the AI technique of dependency-directed backtracking, also known as truth maintenance. In 1983, Stallman announced the GNU operating system, a Unix-like operating system meant to be entirely free software, and has been the project’s leader ever since. This marked the beginning of the Free Software Movement and in October 1985 he started the Free Software Foundation, of which he remains the president.
During his career, Stallman developed a number of widely used software components of the GNU system, the GNU Compiler Collection, the GNU symbolic debugger (gdb), GNU Emacs, and various other programs for the GNU operating system. The GNU/Linux system are used in tens or hundreds of millions of computers, but the distributors of these systems often disregard the ideas of freedom which make free software important. Since the mid-1990s, Stallman has spent most of his time in political advocacy for free software, and spreading the ethical ideas of the movement, as well as campaigning against both software patents and dangerous extension of copyright laws.
HackNY is thrilled to have Richard Stallman speak on August 5th to discuss the history and the future of the Free Software Movement. Please join us in welcoming Richard Stallman to the New York City Technology Community on August 5th at 251 Mercer Street, New York University Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, room 109 from 7-9 PM.
hackNY announces the class of 2013 hackNY Fellows
hackNY is excited to announce the class of 2013 — our fourth and largest cohort of awesome hackNY Fellows! Our 37 Fellows come from 27 universities as far west as Pomona College, as far south as the University of Puerto Rico, and as far east as NYU Abu Dhabi! Thanks to the generosity of a diverse community of supporters, the Fellows program includes community-style housing in Union Square as well as a series of pedagogical lectures introducing the hackNY Fellows to founders, investors, and technologists from the NYC startup ecosystem. The members of the class of 2013 hackNY Fellows and their host startups are:
I’m excited to announce today that hackNY has launched one more career in the NYC startup community — mine!
I will be joining Flatiron Health and saying goodbye to the GM title of hackNY, an organization I love and respect.
I am incredibly grateful to Chris, Evan, and the hackNY alumni (alumNY!) for welcoming me into hackNY; I’ve gotten to know and love both the hackNY fellows and the NYC startup community more generally, and I am looking forward to continuing to be a part of the hackNY alumni, along with the classes of 2010, 2011, 2012, and the new class of 2013. Evan, Chris and I have been working together these last few weeks, along with the hackNY alumni and 2013 mentors, to make sure all’s smooth sailing for the class of 2013 hackNY Fellows. Aditya Mukerjee, hackNY ‘11 and hackNY’s hacker-in-residence, has agreed to run ops for the summer until we find a new GM for hackNY.
The hackNY mission has always been about “federating the next generation of hackers for the New York innovation community”, and hackNY has done that for me. So, this isn’t good-bye, we’re still traveling in the same direction and I look forward to continuing to support this mission.
P.S. We’ve started our search for a new General Manager. If you’d like to be considered, we’d love to hear from you! Please contact us via hackNY.jobscore.com. If you have any suggestions about people we should reach out to, please do let us know at search (at) hackNY.org .