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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IBM cheat sheet      AWS cheat sheet



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



  • 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

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:


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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