Where students across New York City will come together, learn from other established and aspiring technologists, and solve problems using technology.

Themes (updated):

Healthcare
Build a hack to help tackle some of the issues within modern day healthcare. 
 
Women in STEM
While the tech industry continues to grow women still only make up about 20% of it. Build a hack to help increase the number of women in STEM. 
 
Education
Many individuals nowadays feel that they are being forced out of their industry due to automation. This creates a significant gap between these individuals and modern day society as it can be very difficult to adjust to a very technical world. Build a hack to help steadily immerse these individuals into the tech world. 
 
Community 
Build a hack to help better the NYC community. 
 

The Tech Festival will be a time for students all across the United States to come together, meet and collaborate with other students and technologists, to solve problems using technology. The Festival will feature student technologists of all ages, showcasing their hacks or talking about their beloved project.

The HackAttack Hackathon in the Tech Festival is a time where people from different backgrounds come together and solve a problem with Technology.

For more information about Tech Festival and HackAttack, including the event schedule, visit: https://techfestival.nyc

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Eligibility

Everyone is allowed to participate in the Hackathon. Please have a state ID with you on the day of the Event. If you are a shortlisted candidate for the scholarship, please carry your valid photo ID as well.

Judges

Brian Dillmann

Brian Dillmann
Machine Learning Engineer, ASAPP

Evgeniya Ezhova

Evgeniya Ezhova
Full Stack Web Development Fellow, Pursuit

Helen Altshuler

Helen Altshuler
Engineering Leader, Google

Kathy Ziet

Kathy Ziet
Former Project Manager in Canon

Navish Kumar

Navish Kumar
Subject Matter Expert, Microsoft

Raymond Blum

Raymond Blum
Engineering Leader, Google

Samuel Sanchez

Samuel Sanchez
Senior Developer, BNY Mellon

Stahlvanbrackle Lori

Stahlvanbrackle Lori
Instruction Technology Director, NYC DOE Manhattan Borough Office

Tara Brady

Tara Brady
Code Club Instructor, Queens Library

Complete list is on its way!

Complete list is on its way!

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity & innovation of the Idea
    Creativity & innovation of the Idea: How creative and innovative the idea is. (Take competition into account.)
  • Feasibility of the Idea
    Feasibility of the Idea: Think of the scope of the project you are working on, and how scalable the idea is. What does scalable mean? How much can you expand the project? What are the growth areas.
  • Technical Depth
    Technical Depth: What technologies were used in making the project?