Srishti Sanya is one of two student Executive Co-Chair for HackNYU 2019. Connect sat down with her (virtually!) to discuss how she became involved with the event and what she’s learned from it.
Community & Partnerships
Community & Partnerships column detail the outreach and partnerships in which NYU IT engages with student, faculty, and peer groups across the University as well as the cities in which NYU operates.
The inaugural NYU Technology Summit celebrated the University’s collective accomplishments of using technology in innovative ways. NYU President Andrew Hamilton kicked off the day, followed by Len Peters, NYU IT CIO, and keynote speaker, Dr. Yann LeCun.
“It worked yesterday…why is it not working today?” exclaims a voice. Hidden behind black curtains, cardboard, and a sea of wires, two campers are sitting in front of screens of various sizes. “Come in, come in — this will be a spaceship tomorrow!” they laugh as they continue connecting wires. This is ITP Camp, 12 hours before the end-of-camp show.
“Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s New York” is a learning program that brings middle and high school students together with volunteers from NYU IT and Apple Inc. to help them learn educational and workplace skills using project-based learning methodologies.
From cosmetics, to comics conventions, to the classroom, Sarah C. Awad and Dhemerae Ford use 3D printing to create new and exciting projects. Also known as TheLaserGirls, Awad and Ford met in NYU Steinhardt’s Studio Art program. Since then, they’ve formed a bond built on a shared interest in technology, art, and entertainment.
The annual HackNYU event is one of the largest student-run hackathons in the country. Eric Kwok, one of the Co-Chairs of HackNYU 2018, reflects on what it takes to put together such a large event, some of his favorite projects, and why the diversity of the hackathon and HackNYU’s organizational team gives him hope for the future.
An entire floor dedicated to artistic expression, technological advancement, and social commentary was open to the public on Tuesday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 16, when the NYU Tisch School of the Arts hosted their bi-annual Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) show. The event offers ITP students the opportunity to present their completed works.
There’s no shortage of chatter about the scarcity of women graduating from science, technology, engineering, and math programs and the low number of female workers in technology. In 2017, NYU launched Women in Information Technology to encourage women in IT-related professions at NYU to reach their fullest potential by connecting with co-workers and resources.
You’ve arrived at a train station. Where it is, who can say? What brought you here? That’s unclear. Maybe you’re searching for something, or running away from something. Maybe you just felt like wandering. As you stand on the platform, a man calls you over. He seems to know more about you than you know about him, or about yourself.
From Morse to microcomputing, for much of the 20th century, New York was home to the country’s top computing and information technology businesses and research universities. The New York Historical Society’s Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York collects artifacts from this exciting era.