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 spring 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 this spring 2017 we are introducing a new category, “Best Hack for Social Good”. We also feature workshops for beginner and advanced hackers, to gain more skills and experience.