Wednesday, September 29, 2010

hackNY Fall 2010

From Chris Wiggins. FYI:

Dear Colleague:

I'm emailing to ask your help getting the word out to students, both undergraduate and graduate, about the Fall 2010 hackNY student hackathon, to take place 1pm-1pm October 9-10 at NYU's Courant Institute, and described here:

This is a chance for students to find out about NYC's growing tech startup ecosystem via presentations by startups of their APIs and datasets, on which students will base their mashups, creations, visualizations, and other `hacks' over a 24-hour period. At the end students' demos will be judged for prizes and glory.

A brief video which captures the spirit of our spring hackathon was made by the Yahoo Developer Network, one of our sponsors for the hackathons, and can be found here:

The hackathon is also a chance for us to get to know students who might be interested in applying for the 2011 class of hackNY Fellows, a summer internship program including housing at NYU, matched positions at tech startups for which their skills are needed, and a series of pedagogical lectures from CEOs, CTOs, and investors. More information about the Fellows' program can be found in a recent Wall Street Journal article here:

Please do feel free to forward this email to students who might be interested in attending, as well as to your faculty colleagues. Students should register in advance here: don't hesitate to be in touch if you have any questions.

best regards,



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