New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

Students to Develop Computer Programs During 24-hour “hackNY Hackathon”—Oct. 1-2 at NYU’s Courant Institute

September 30, 2011
48

New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences will host hackNY.org’s fourth student Hackathon, in which students race to build new applications over a 24-hour period using at least one application programming interface (API) from a presenting New York City-based startup company, beginning on Saturday, October 1 at 2 p.m. (251 Mercer Street, room 109 [at Mercer and West 4th Streets/enter on Gould Plaza at West 4th and Greene Streets]).

The Hackathon concludes with a Courant-hosted DemoFest, in which student teams present their projects to an audience of hundreds and a panel of judges, on Sunday, October 2, noon-2 p.m (251 Mercer Street).

During the hackathon, a handful of technical “ambassadors” from New York’s startup community will be on hand throughout the night to answer questions, help quash bugs, and provide support when programming challenges arise. More than 250 students from 30 universities in the U.S. and Canada are expected to compete.

EDITOR’S NOTE:

ABOUT HACKNY: hackNY is an initiative founded to federate and mentor the next generation of NYC tech all-stars. During the summer we organize the hackNY Fellows program, including internships with NYC-area startups as well as a lecture series and housing. During the school year, we organize student hackathons to introduce students to fellow members of the hacking population and to the exciting startups in NYC where their skills are enthusiastically needed. For more information, email info@hackNY.org. For an introduction to its Fellows program please see the recent video created by the class of 2011 hackNY Fellows by clicking here. For more information, click here.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Around the Square, Events, Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: James Devitt | (212) 998-6808

Students to Develop Computer Programs During 24-hour “hackNY Hackathon”—Oct. 1-2 at NYU’s Courant Institute

NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences will host hackNY.org’s fourth student Hackathon, in which students race to build new applications over a 24-hour period using at least one application programming interface (API) from a presenting New York City-based startup company, beginning on Saturday, October 1.


Search News



NYU In the News

Entrepreneurship Lab Opens at NYU

Crain’s New York Business covered the opening of the Mark and Debra Leslie Entrepreneurial eLab, which will be the headquarters for NYU’s Entrepreneurial Institute and all of the University’s programs aimed at promoting innovation and startups.

A Globalizer for N.Y.U. in Abu Dhabi

The New York Times profiled Bill Bragin who will become the first executive artistic director of NYU Abu Dhabi’s new performing arts center.

Think Tank to Ponder a Future for Ballet

The New York Times profiled Jennifer Homans, the director of NYU’s new Center for Ballet and the Arts.

The Brilliant Ten: Jonathan Viventi Builds Devices That Decode Thoughts

Popular Science named Assistant Bioengineering Professor Jonathan Viventi as one of its “brilliant ten” for his research into brain implants that could one day halt epileptic episodes:

Living and Leaving the Dream: Adrian Cardenas’ Journey from the Major Leagues to College

The New York Times ran a feature on Adrian Cardenas, a former major league baseball player who is now studying philosophy and creating writing at NYU.

NYU Footer