After snapping some cool shots at the MLH photobooth, hackers could attend Saturday’s workshop on Data Visualization in Python – or attend MLH’s Capture the Flag game to learn the basics of cybersecurity. Some 25 of our women hackers attended the traditional Ladies Storm Hackathons meetup where they bonded over common interests and decorated cupcakes.
We enjoyed food from New York favorites such as Sophie’s Cuban, Veselka’s Ukrainian Diner, Schnitz, and the Kati Roll Company. Insomnia Cookies and Matchabar Tea donated their products for our midnight surprise to power hackers through the night and our friends at Kings Kolaches joined us in the early morning to heat up their delicious stuffed kolaches for breakfast!
hackNY also opened up applications for its 2017 Fellowship Program during the hackathon! Apply for the best summer of your life, where you will be paired with a NY startup, attend varied talks about all facets of the tech world, and share housing with the other awesome fellows and mentors!
Teams demoed their projects to our awesome panel of judges covered in our last blog post. Thank you to our judges, mentors, and volunteers who truly made our event possible. Thank you also to our sponsors: Quotidian Ventures, MongoDB, Buzzfeed, a16z, Twilio, Flybridge Capital, and Ultrapress!
All of our submissions and winners are listed on our Devpost. Don’t forget to check out our photos on Flickr!
Our top three hacks will present at the New York Tech Meetup!
Most Self-Reliant – Dynamo
Web app designed to organize a queue of major tasks by set priority.
Most Topical – Clownspotter
Best Hack Design – iScavengerHunt
Scavenger hunt app used to help automate some of the annoying clerical parts of scavenger hunts.
Best Hack Using A Presented API – Text2Song
Everyone is the DJ at your party
Best Hardware Hack – Keyboard Keyboard
Efficient and cool alternative input and output method
Best First Hack – ok emoji dot com
Visual and anonymous emoji based sentiment analysis
Best Use of MongoDB(sponsored by MongoDB) – DnD Monster Lookup
Best Use of Twilio(sponsored by Twilio) – Text2Song
Best Use of Amazon Web Services(sponsored by AWS) – Ordr-In
Best Device Privacy Hack(sponsored by Watch Dogs® 2) – Stegochat
#HackHarassment(sponsored by MLH) – Clownspotter
Best Domain Name (sponsored by domain.com) – ok emoji dot com