Welcome to the Spring 2015 hackNY Student Hackathon! hackNY organizes once-a-semester student hackathons at which NYC startups present their technologies and students build original applications based on them. Winning teams have presented at the New York Tech Meetup. Check back here for info, signup for our newsletter or follow us @hackNY for additional details.
hackNY also operates a successful fellowship program which connects top computer science students with the best startups in the NYC tech community.
Due to high demand, admissions to hackNY are currently closed. If you'd like to be added to our waitlist please email us at email@example.com. Watch our opening and closing cermonies live at twitch.tv/mlh.
Code of Conduct
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.
Code of Conduct:
Harassment includes but is not limited to offensive verbal comments, hacks, or other online activity related to sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, physical appearance, race, religion, sexual images, deliberate intimidation, stalking, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If participants fail to comply they will be asked to leave the event.
Be careful and mindful of the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary comments and hacks can be offensive to those around you.
If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the hackathon organizers will take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the hackathon.
If you see or experience any incidents that violate the hackNY code of conduct or make you feel uncomfortable feel free to reach out to any hackNY volunteer. If you wish to remain anonymous you can text or call +1 866-973-2654 to file an incident report.
|12:00 PM||Registration [Schapiro Building]|
|1:00 PM||NYC startup API presentations and community announcements [Davis Auditorium, Overflow in NW Corner]|
|3:00 PM||Hacking starts|
|3:30 PM||hackNY Novices I - Intro to IOS: Jeremy Rossmann Make School [MUD 644]|
|4:30 PM||hackNY Novices II - Intro to Ardunio: Bonnie Eisenman Codecademy [MUD 633]|
|5:30 PM||hackNY Novices III - How to be a badass hacker: Mike Swift MLH [Davis Auditorium]|
|6:30 PM||Ladies Storm Hackathons Meetup, room 415 CEPSR (aka "Schapiro")|
|11:00 PM||Nap rooms open|
|12:00 AM||Midnight surprise|
|2:00 AM||MLH mini event|
|3:30 AM||Late night food|
|11:30 AM||Demo deadline and lunch|
|12:30 PM||Present projects|
|2:00 PM||Judges deliberate|
|2:15 PM||Winners announced and prizes awarded|
|2:45 PM||Cleanup and go home|
NOTE All participants and guests should enter campus from the main gates on 116th & Broadway or 116th & Amsterdam. View campus map with arrows.
Registration for the hackathon starts at 12pm Saturday in the Schapiro Building. All participants must check in at the registration table and show their student ID. Once confirmed, you will receive a hackNY wristband and are ready to hack. Hacking will take place primarly in the MUDD building. Available rooms will have signs placed on them indicating they are hacking spaces.
For maps of avalible spaces, scroll to the bottom of the page.
Food will be served in the lobby of Schapiro, outisde of the main auditorium.
|Will Blew||@willblew||Linode||Pytdon, Perl, Java, MySQL, Project Management, API consumption|
|Kunal Batra||@kunal732||SendGrid||Objective-C, Swift, Pytdon|
|Steven Lu||@stevenlu||Abacus||angular, node|
|Lee Morris||@LeeAllanMorris||Offerpop Inc||Pytdon, Flask, Django, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, API Dev, AWS, Linux, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JQuery, React, ExtJS, Embedded Development, Board Support Packages, Signal Processing,|
|Robert Lum||Offerpop||Front End Development|
|Andrew Hitti||@aahitti||Lettuce: heylettuce.com||ios dev, android dev, pytdon + flask, mongo, sql, aws, heroku|
|Gerard O'Neill||@grardb||Etsy||Web development|
|Randall Hunt||@jrhunt||Amazon Web Services||Pytdon|
|Robin Johnson||@rbin||SendGrid Inc.||Elixir, Golang, Ruby, Rails|
|Wolfgang Kulhanek||@wkulhanek||IBM||Cloud, Bluemix, Node, Java|
|Sandhya Kapoor||@sandhyakapoor9||ibm||IBM Bluemix|
|German Attanasio Ruiz||@germanatt||IBM||Node.js, Java, Pytdon|
|Joseph Song||@ijoosong||Yodle||Pytdon, Arduino, Embedded, Matlab|
|Frank Tisellano||@franktisellano||Yodle||Product Management, Design, Information Architecture, Front-end Development.|
|William Hoang||@sweetiewill||Couchbase Inc.||Mobile - Android - Database|
|Jim McVea||@mcvea||IBM||Node.js, Java, IBM Bluemix, Git, Front-end (HTML, JS, CSS)|
|Joseph Dooley||@techwriterjoe||Linode||Linux, HTML, Hosting, Websites|
|Daniel Haaser||@danielhaaser||Make School||iOS, Objective-C, Swift, Cocos2d, SpriteBuilder|
|Dion Larson||@dionlarson||Make School||Objective-C/Swift/iOS Game Dev/iOS apps, Rails/Ruby/HTML/CSS, Pytdon|
|Claire Treyz||@clairetreyz||Make School||iOS Game Dev/iOS Apps/Objective-C/Swift, Pytdon|
|Aaron Franco||@clickslideCTO||Clickslide||Full-Stack Development|
|Lauren St Jean||Yodle Inc||Product Support Working witd developers, product managers, and end users.|
|Nick Moloney||Yodle||Software Engineer (Backend Java)|
|Bobbie Cochrane||@bobbiecochrane||IBM||Database, Bluemix|
|Tejas Parikh||@tejasparikh||IBM||Java, PHP, Pytdon, RoR, Bluemix, Watson|
Hacking rooms will become available at the end of opening ceremonies.
MUD 627 - MLH Hardware Checkout & Snack Room
MUD 633 - Ardunio Cortex
MUD 644 - IOS Cortex
If you have any questions our hackNY staff will be wearing Red hackNY shirts with Black Ink. Feel free to ask any of them or reach out to us over twitter (@hackNY) or email (info@hackNY.org.)
We'll be using email, twitter and sms messaging to communicate with all attendees. Be sure to follow us on twitter for the most up to date information!
In case of an emergency reach out to Shy Ruparel or Eric Wu. A staff member will be able to direct you to them.
Rooms highlighted in red are avalible to hack.
All projects must be submitted on Challenge Post by Sunday 11:30 AM, March 8th. Teams can be up to 4 members and all projects must be started at hackNY. All team members must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at the time of submission.
Participants should submit a project to be eligible to present. Presentation length will be decided based on how many submissions we recieve.
Projects must be functioning demos. Powerpoints and slides are extremely discouraged.
Rob Spectre: Dev Evangelist/Referee/Twilio
$3,698 in prizes
A prize for not being any of the hacks mentioned in this blog post: http://tessrinearson.com/blog/?p=452
Best Command Line
Most Technically Impressive
Hack for Silicon Harlem
$500 from Civic Hall's Andrew Rasiej + Mentoring from ChallengePost's Brandon Kessler for the best open source hack that showcases and maps Harlem’s growing tech ecosystem. This is associated with a longer challenge starting 3/8. For details and sample data go to http://harlemtech.challengepost.com/
Best use of MongoDB
Amazon Gift Cards + MongoDB Swag
Best LInode Hosted Hack
Linode - Best project posted on hosted on a Linode server wins Raspberry Pi's for the team members
Best IBM Bluemix Hack
USB Speaker system for the best use of Bluemix
Top Yodle Hacks
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How to enter
All projects must be submitted on ChallengePost by Sunday 11:30 AM, March 8th. Teams can be up to 4 members and all projects must be started at hackNY.
CS Professor at Brown University
Professor, Columbia University
Software Engineer/Code Academy
That's it. No hockey sticks, no market. Just awesomeness. Huge thanks to the s2015 Judging referee who will field any questions: Rob Spectre; Dev Evangelist/Referee/Twilio