Posts from Evan Korth

Killer Job Opportunity - GM HackNY

Of all the many terrific programs in the NYC startup sector, the one that excites me the most is HackNY. Started by Evan Korth of NYU and Chris Wiggins of Columbia, HackNY brings the top students from the top CS programs around the country to NYC for the summer to work (and play) in the NYC startup community. You might say "yet another internship program" and you would be wrong about that. HackNY is an internship program, it is a series of hackathons, it is a marketing program for NYC's tech scene, and it is becoming a community of young talented software engineers who want to live and work in NYC.

HackNY has grown up fast. It started with a dozen interns a few summers ago and this summer 35 interns are completing the program and heading back to school. Next year will likely be bigger. Evan and Chris have full time jobs teaching at NYU and Columbia and they need some help. So they are hiring a GM.

This is one of those jobs, like running the NYC Tech Meetup, or running Techstars NYC, that can put someone on the map. It is a job, like the ones I mentioned, that is at the epicenter of everything that makes the NYC startup community work. This is not a job for someone looking to make a lot of money. This is a job for someone looking to make a lot of great things happen.

If that describes you, if you are comfortable with hackers and working with the professors and students of top CS schools, and most of all, if you are organized and a "can do" person, then you should apply for this job. You can do so here.

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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.