Bringing together Designers, Developers, Marketers, and Visionaries to improve the CUNY experience.

Theme: improve CUNY.
Anything that improves your life as a student: Add a feature to your school's mobile app? Build something to reach every campus?

Join 17-hour sprint of ideas & coding. Work with other amazing people.

Hacking. Prizes. Free food. Free swag. Bragging rights. Friends. Fun.


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October 14, FRIDAY  
16:00 Check-in
16:00 - 17:00 High Tea: Queen of England at her best
17:00 - 17:30 Kickoff & Cheat Sheet overview
17:30 - 18:00 Mentors' favorite Hackathon tools
18:00 - 18:30 Form ideation groups, present top 3 ideas
18:30 - 19:00 Finalize teams (2-5 people/team) and submit team roster
19:00 Brainstorming & hacking commence
19:00 - 20:00 Technical workshops in back room (IBM, AWS, Adobe, etc.)
20:00 Snacks & Dessert
October 15, SATURDAY  
9:00 High Coffee
10:00 Mentor Introductions
13:00 Lunch
17:00 Dinner
18:45 Upload to Devpost
19:15 Pitches @ 3 min each
20:30 Judges announce who the winners are


Hackathon Sponsors


$2,945 in prizes


IBM prize. One watch per team member, up to 5 watches. Best use of anything Bluemix.

Oculus Rift

One per team

Phantom 3

One per team

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


  • You must have at least one CUNY student on your team (undergraduate or graduate student from any of the 24 CUNY campuses)

  • You need to hack on both days

  • Form a team of 2-5 people

  • Roles needed on each team: developer, designer, idea/big picture, marketing


Cover in your pitch:

- Why students want it

- How to get students to use it (marketing)

- Demo the product


Olga Bartnicki

Olga Bartnicki
CUNY Startups

Remko de Knikker

Remko de Knikker
IBM Cloud

Melina Diaconis

Melina Diaconis
CUNY Startups

Patrick Cremin

Patrick Cremin
IBM Cloud

Judging Criteria

  • How original is the product
  • Look & feel of the product
  • Expected demand from CUNY students
  • How far completed
  • Technical complexity

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