HackNYU is a 48-hour hackathon that invites NYU community members across the University’s global campuses to complete for the best app in four categories: Accessibility & Assistive Technology, Sustainability & Social Impact, Healthcare, and Education Technology. Visit the website to learn more and to apply to the March 23–25 event as a volunteer or a […]
There’s no shortage of media chatter about the scarcity of women graduating from science, technology, engineering, and math programs and the low number of female workers pursuing careers in technology. In 2017, NYU launched Women in Information Technology to encourage women in IT-related professions at NYU to reach their fullest professional and personal potential by pursuing University career opportunities and taking advantage of professional resources.
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.
Following a successful inaugural event in 2013, NYU held its second annual IT UnMeeting on January 15th at the NYU School of Law’s Greenberg Lounge.
TorchTech events have included such occasions as the IT UnMeeting, a freeform technology conference; a panel discussion on cloud computing involving speakers from Amazon and Google, and a Networking Breakfast. Their fourth event, the IT Share Fair, was held on September 30th at the Kimmel Center.
On January 21, over 120 people from across the University came together for NYU’s first-ever IT “UnMeeting.” While it may have initially seemed like any other University-sponsored get together, when it was time to go over the agenda, it was immediately apparent things were going to be different.
Geographic information systems (GIS) allow us to take spatial data from various sources, overlay map layers, analyze and model the data, and visualize the results in maps, reports, and charts. As a research institution, NYU has a growing community that is using GIS to gain new insights in a wide range of fields.
Clay Shirky explores the potential for digital tools to fundamentally change not only teaching, but academia at large. His talk was simultaneously a call to action and a reminder that although they can be helpful in connecting people, these tools are not a replacement for the face-to-face interactions.