A Global Education Technology Hackathon.

You Bring Ideas. We Bring Data, Food, and Prizes. Learn More and See Schedule >>

Hack NYU is all about turning your cool ideas into reality. Whether you want to build the next Twitter or you have an idea to make finding books in Bobst more fun, we want you to build it. So come join us for 36 hours of building and competition.
All NYU students, faculty, and alumni are welcome. All levels of experience encouraged.

Hosted By:

  • NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering Computer Science and Engineering Department¬†
  • NYU Student Senators Council
  • NYU School of Engineering Student Council
  • Patent Pending @ NYU

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Submit everything by 10am to be eligible for main prizes. Only projects developed over the course of this weekend will be eligible. If you are using projects that were built in the past and are building something new on top of it, you may still be eligible but please let us know ahead of time. We will evaluate only the parts which you made over the weekend.

No slide decks during final presentation! We want to see your app/site/demo work, and if it doesn't work, let us know why and what you learned over the weekend.


Make anything you want. Develop something cool that people can use.

How to enter

Submit everything in a zip file including any and all code required.


Roddy Austin

Roddy Austin
Associate Dean, Library Information Technology and University Media Services

Jerry Hao

Jerry Hao
Associate, NYU Innovation Venture Fund

Jim Robertson

Jim Robertson
Executive Director, NYU Digital Communications Group

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Linda Sellie
Professor, CSE Department, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

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Nick Jensen
Manager of Marketing, Communications, & Web-Based Technologies, HashtagNYU

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Jayson Miller
Communications Manager, NYU Information Technology

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Michael Hengerer
Vice Chair Student Senators Council

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Originality
  • Viability
  • Presentation (Finalists)
    The Top 5 Teams after first round judging will expo publicly for final judging.