Hackathon

Announcing hackNY’s 18th Student Hackathon!

The Fall 2018 hackNY Student Hackathon returns to NYU Courant
on September 29-30, 2018!

Registration is closed, but we have a waitlist!
Join the waitlist here!!!

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 New York 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 we will continue our new tradition of awarding a “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 October 14-15, 2017, we celebrated the 16th hackNY Student Hackathon at Columbia University with over 240 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! Top winning teams presented their hacks at the November 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: http://vimeo.com/40255931  Also, check out the hackNY Flickr account for photos of past events.

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