Announcing hackNY’s 16th Student Hackathon!

The Fall 2017 hackNY Student Hackathon returns to Columbia University (note: location has changed from NYU Courant) on October 14-15, 2017!

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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. and then students work in teams to build projects. Students work around the clock, and the event culminates in a presentation before a panel of judges the next day. Our next Student Hackathon will take place this fall at Columbia University.

hackNY is proud to be an event where hackers of all backgrounds and experiences are welcome. Our Technical Ambassadors program invites diverse mentors from the New York tech community to support our hackers as they develop their ideas and debug. Our awards recognize attributes like good design, technical skill, and learning.  They celebrate all kinds of hacks from webapps to hardware, and this spring 2017 we are introducing a new category, “Best Hack for Social Good”. We also feature workshops for beginner and advanced hackers, to gain more skills and experience.

Photos from the hackNY Spring 2016 Student Hackathon

On April 8-9, 2017, we celebrated the 15th hackNY Student Hackathon at NYU with over 270 student hackers from around the country. Students hacked on projects over 24 hours, building webapps, games, and hardware hacks. They represented 50 different universities, and many joined with students from several other schools to form their teams.  We were extremely impressed by the quality of the hacks built – nearly half our hackers were attending their first hackathon! Three winning teams presented their hacks at the May 2017 New York Tech Meetup.

For more information, check out our recap of the Spring 2017 Student Hackathon on our blog, and read about the hackathon and Fellowship program in the Field Guide distributed to all our participants.

hackNY created a video of a hackNY student hackathon for you to enjoy:  Also, check out the hackNY Flickr account for photos of past events.