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.
The 2018 HackNYU hackathon took place over the weekend of March 24-25. Out of 81 final submissions and 501 participants, there were 16 winners across categories such as Assistive Technology, Educational Technology, Healthcare, and Sustainability & Social Impact, as well as recognitions awarded by event sponsors.
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 […]
One of the mains goals of Design Tinkering is to employ human-centered design and design thinking to create innovative solutions devoted to real social issues. It was precisely this mission that led to the creation of the Greenhouse and subsequently, to NYU students’ participation in several OpenIDEO challenges and submission of winning ideas for OpenIDEO’s E-waste Challenge and Women Safety Challenge.
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.
For NYU’s student developers, writing code is not always the most challenging part; it is getting access to the large amount of data that a successful app requires.
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.