Announcing hackNY’s 19th Student Hackathon!

The Fall 2019 hackNY Student Hackathon returns to NYU Courant
on September 28-29, 2019!

Registration is now open, click 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.

Code of Conduct

Major League Hacking 2020 Hackathon Season

hackNY is a community hackathon intended for collaboration and learning in the student community. We value the participation of each member of the student community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the hackathon. To make clear what is expected, all attendees and speakers at this hackathon are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. If you are found intentionally disobeying the Code of Conduct, we reserve the right to bar you from the current and any future events.

MLH Code of Conduct

Major League Hacking (MLH) stands for inclusivity. We believe that every single person has the right to hack in a safe and welcoming environment.
Harassment includes but is not limited to offensive verbal or written comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, social class, economic status, veteran status, sexual images, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. If what you’re doing is making someone feel uncomfortable, that counts as harassment and is enough reason to stop doing it.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Sponsors, judges, mentors, volunteers, organizers, MLH staff, and anyone else at the event are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, attendees should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material both in their hacks and during the event. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, MLH may take any action it deems appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no eligibility for reimbursement or refund of any type.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact MLH using the reporting procedures defined below.
MLH representatives will be happy to help participants contact campus security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.
We expect participants to follow these rules at all hackathon venues, online interactions in relation to the event, hackathon-related social events, and on hackathon supplied transportation.

The full text of the MLH Code of Conduct can be found here: http://static.mlh.io/docs/mlh-code-of-conduct.pdf