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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

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,920 in prizes

Oculus Rift Development Kit 2

One for every member of the winning team.


One for every member of the winning team.

Google Chromecast

One for every member of the winning team.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


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

Linda Sellie

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

Nick Jensen

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

Jayson Miller

Jayson Miller
Communications Manager, NYU Information Technology

Michael Hengerer

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.

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