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.
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.
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.
Ask the average person what lines the streets of New York City, and the likeliest response will be buildings. Nestled at the foot of the city’s brownstones, skyscrapers, and towers, however, are the city’s street trees.
In early November of 2014, members of the NYU community came together to see if their creative thinking could help “hack” the Ebola outbreak and provide government leaders and health professionals with new solutions for containing the disease’s spread.
Each semester, ten teams of students receive up to $500 to build a hardware or software prototype. Teams present their projects at the showcase and discuss what they learned through building and testing the prototypes, as well as what they plan to do next in the development process.
Several hundred female innovators from across the country recently came together to build professional skills and relationships, and to share experiences at the fourth annual Women Entrepreneurs Festival.
For over 24 hours in early December, NYU students, professors and alumni got together to code and build apps, websites, or data visualizations at the “Create a Better NYU” Hackathon.