The HackNY Hackathon

College students from around the country have been hacking away for about 18 hours now. At noon today at NYU's Courant Institute, the results will be demo'd. I will be there to see all the cool projects that have come to life in 24 hours of hacking.

This is the hackNY Hackathon which happens once a semester in NYC. Leading NYC companies send developer evangelists to the hackathon to explain how their APIs work. Then after all the APIs are explained, the students get busy and start building cool stuff on top of the APIs.

Regular readers know that hackNY is one of my favorite talent development efforts in NYC. hackNY runs a summer jobs program for talented college CS students from around the country to live and work in NYC with one of the many great startups we have here.

hackNY's summer program is run like a top college, you apply to participate and the top students are accepted. Participating in the hackNY hackathon is a great way to improve your chances of being accepted to the summer program.

If you want to find out more about hackNY and how to get involved, you can go here. If you want to follow the hackathon on twitter go here. And if you want to see some great projects demo'd, you can join me at Courant at noon today.


Comments (Archived):

  1. Mark Essel

    Great opportunity for hackers to strut their stuff, and companies to showcase their APIs. I love it!

    1. awaldstein

      Someone said somewhere recently that APIs are the key to biz dev; maybe even biz dev itself.There’s truth in this and the best apps and the best APIs reflect this.

  2. Emil

    It’s open to anyone? Thanks

    1. fredwilson

      i don’t know if it is open to anyonei’m going and i hope they let me in and anyone else who wants to attend

      1. Emil

        I was there. It was great. I liked the application for local chat with people around you organized by subjects. Thanks

        1. Gregory Magarshak

          hehe that’s the next big thing 🙂

          1. Emil

            It defenitly could be…

  3. Frantz Romain

    Cant’ Wait to go next semester 🙂

  4. paramendra

    Great event. I’d have liked to join you at noon today. Too bad I am reading this at 4 PM.

  5. ruchitgarg

    how about on boarding all HackNY presentations in this interesting format ( and make it available for internet audience

  6. ShanaC

    Can we have hacks around other things

  7. Gregory Magarshak

    Oh man that’s my school!There’s no way I could have made it though. My friend was getting married. I would have loved to check it out. Were there any actually cool demos?

  8. Humberto

    I like these initiatives. It seems to me that NY is the perfect Urban Lab. It’s where you find consumers, willing consumers, avid minds that react to everything:and so there’s definitely potential for entrepreneurs.I think more and more NY will take the shine out of the Silicon Valley and Boston. Silicon Valley has too many tech-driven people, which is great for disruptive/ futuristic technologies. Boston is kind of this super research center. People make a problem set and a business plan out of everything.NY seems to have a more natural balance between tech, business and style.http://www.unlikelysupermen

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