At the start of the new year in 2021, students will unite to participate in the first ever virtually held CUNY Hackathon for non CUNY and CUNY students from all 25 schools within the City University of New York system.
The virtual two-day hackathon will attract over 1400 students and bring together students and professionals in creative fields, software development, marketing, and entrepreneurship to build solutions to problems unique to the New York City community. Students will also have the opportunity to learn during workshops or activities hosted during the Hackathon, all with the goal of improving our great city.
THEMES: Hack challenges in 5 themes:
5. Social Impact
6. Wild Card
Event Dates/Times: January 23 - January 24
For more info visit: http://cunyhackathon.tech/
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Current college students are able to participate in this hackathon. Participants are encouraged to work in teams of up to 4 on a maximum of one project. Registration for CUNY Hackathon constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions (and any amendments to them) which are final and binding in all respects. All individuals and teams that apply to CUNY Hackathon must be accepted by the organizers in order to be eligible to participate.
The Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any participant and/or team from CUNY Hackathon 2021 if, in their sole discretion, the participant and/or team has not complied with these terms and conditions, has tampered with the operation of CUNY Hackathon 2021, or has engaged in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to the Organizers, CUNY Hackathon 2021, or any other participant and/or team. This determination is at the sole discretion of the Organizers.
- A 1-3 minute video presentation of your project A.K.A. a demo
In addition to the video, please include a project description that discusses:
- What inspired you to create this project?
- Who created the project?
- What does your project actually do?
- How did you build your project?
- Tag the technologies you used throughout your project.
- What challenges did you face?
- What accomplishments are you proud of?
- What did you learn?
- What is next for your project?
$4,539 in prizes
Most Likely to Become a Startup (Sponsored by OpenScout)
Best Team Work
Best Designs (4)
Best Presentation (2)
"Creepy Hand Mold"
Best Beginner Hack (3)
Best Once and Future Normal Hack
Best Environment Project
Solar Power Charger
Best Health Project
Best Social Impact
3 Packs of Coffee
Best Wild Card
This Prize is a Mystery!
Bloomberg Sponsored Prize for Best Finance
Qoom Sponsored Prize
CHALLENGE: Build the best web app using the Qoom platform!
1. 1-year free Pro subscription with a domain registration (one per team)
2. Opportunity to be invited to Qoom Creator Group, a unique opportunity for high school and college students to work on real coding projects that impact Qoom products and community with mentorship from Qoom founders
3. Selected projects will be featured on our Project Gallery page
MUST use the Qoom platform to be eligible for a prize
Best Use of Google Cloud
Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member will receive a Google Branded Parkland Academy Backpack.
Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key (2)
Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with embedded Arduino compatible board. 1 prize for each winning team member with 2 winning teams per event!
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Register a .tech, .space, or .online domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger & Domain.com Backpack.
This prize is a mystery!
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
University Dean, CUNY Central
Digital Content Creator, CUNY
Project Manager, Accenture
Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers
eMoment India Pvt LTD
Strategic Projects Manager, Twentyeight Health
Production Engineer, Facebook
Software Engineer, Facebook
CTO, Tidal Labs
Jesus del Valle
Head, R&D Open Innovation Stranger Things
Cofounder & Chief Product Officer, Within Health
Senior Application Developer, DRA Advisors
Eng Manager, Google
Software Engineer, Google
Developer Relations Engineer, Google
Software Engineer, The New York Times
Software Engineering Team Lead, Bloomberg
Senior QA Engineer, Bloomberg
Software Engineer, Bloomberg
Information Security Administrator, NVPS
Software Engineer, Wander Travel
Tinkoff Bank, Tinkoff Fintech
Research Assistant/ML TA
Ambition, innovation, design, completeness, technologies, and presentation