Announcing hackNY’s 14th Student Hackathon!
Our Fall 2016 hackNY Student Hackathon will take place at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences on October 8-9.
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 NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
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 as well as the famous 8Breaker, which is awarded to a great hack that isn’t one of our friend Tess Rinearson’s “8 Kinds of Projects You Meet at Hackathons.” We also feature Springboard Projects to get beginner hackers, or hackers interested in learning a new skill, up and coding from hour one.
On April 2-3, 2016, we celebrated the 13th hackNY Student Hackathon with a record number of student hackers from all over the East Coast. Over 260 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 will be presenting their hacks at the May 2016 New York Tech Meetup.