Spring 2014 hackNY Student Hackathon Recap and Winners!

The spring 2014 hackNY student hackathon was nothing short of AWESOME as over 200 students formed over 40 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/, a midnight surprise of Wafles and Dinges, hammocks and lounge chairs for resting and relaxing, lots of food, free t-shirts, spontaneously given Droid squishables, and of course lots of hacking!

Check-out photos from the event: Click Here.  For API demos and student project demos: Click Here.

Thank you to our awesome sponsors for their support of the spring 2014 hackNY student hackathon!


2014 Sponsors Slide


Congrats to the spring 2014 hackNY student hackathon winners!

1st Place

Flyer Penguin

Michael Garate (New York University) and Emily Pakulski (Columbia University)


2nd Place

2048 Against Cancer

Sam Agnew (Rutgers University)


3rd Place


Sean Yeh (The Juilliard School) and Alexandra Berke (Brown University)


Funniest Hack


Nick Mostowich (University of Waterloo) and Christopher Ngan (University of Waterloo)


Most APIs

Fiesta House

Samurdha Jayasinghe (Columbia University), Johan Mena (Columbia University), and Katherine Sandoval


Best User Interface

Violet Food

Danny Padawer (New York University), Kelly Martin (New York University), and Jed Borovik (New York University)


Most Technically Impressive


Thomas Millar (University of Waterloo)


The 8 Breaker


Chris Mulligan (Columbia University)


Best Pitch

Spacebook Invaders

Harry Stern (Rutgers University) and Wayne Chang (Rutgers University)


When in Doubt, Blame Twilio


Ashish Pandhi (Hofstra University)


Best Command Line

Automated Punditry

Hassler Thurston (Rochester University) and Daniel Scarafoni (Rochester University)


Lastly, a HUGE thank you to all participants!  See you in the Fall for the fall 2014 hackNY student hackathon!


Team hackNY