Brooklyn College's first-ever hackathon!

Hack Brooklyn is where your quest begins. Step into a world of magic on March 29th where over 250 of the brightest students in New York City CUNY will come together to build innovative solutions for causes ranging from homelessness to the lack of diversity.

Over the course of 24 hours, teams of up to four students will collaborate to use the technology of today to solve present-day problems and create the world of tomorrow. Create a project, acquire new skills, and network with other hackers and companies as you learn and grow in the heart of Brooklyn. Whether this is the first time you’ve ever seen a line of code or the hundredth time you’ve published an app, Hack Brooklyn has something for everyone. With a multitude of interactive workshops and events ranging from the basics of programming to the hottest and latest technologies, you’ll leave Hack Brooklyn with something new.

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Prizes

$1,341 in prizes

Track: Education (presented by LinkedIn)

An Oculus Go for each winning team member.

Track: Community Empowerment (presented by Bloomberg)

A Nintendo Switch Lite for each winning team member.

Track: Accessibility in Tech (presented by Google)

Raspberry Pi 3B + Starter Kit including tons of parts, as well as a Cotton Candy Machine with Cotton Candy sugar for each winning team member.

Track: Sustainability (presented by Etsy)

A Fuji Film Camera, Camera Film, and a Vinyl Player for each winning team member.

Track: Health and Wellness (presented by BC Engineering Club)

A Monitor, Gaming Keyboard, and Gaming Mouse for each winning team member.

Best Use of Cloud (presented by DigitalOcean)

An Anker Soundcore Speaker, Anker Power Bank, DigitalOcean Credits ($250), and a special DigitalOcean T-Shirt for each winning team member.

Best Data Science Hack (presented by BC Computer Science Club)

A Heated Massager and The Pragmatic Programmer (2nd Edition) Book for each winning team member.

Best Beginner Hack (presented by BC Women in Computer Science Club)

A Coffee Machine and a Tea Infuser Thermos for each winning team member. To be eligible, your team should consist of at least two first time hackers.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

You must be a CUNY student to attend Hack Brooklyn.

Judges

Adrian Cruz
Glossier

Ryan Barr
Gaming & Esports industry

Raymond Blum
Google

Omar Alaouf
LinkedIn

Nikolai Avteniev
LinkedIn

Lilly Wolfson

Lilly Wolfson
Bloomberg

Evan Wang

Evan Wang
Bloomberg

James Do
Bowery Farming

Rachel Connolly
WiTNY

David Morgan

David Morgan
J.P. Morgan

Evan Nichols

Evan Nichols
Google

Wei Zhu

Wei Zhu
Google

Syed Chowdury

Syed Chowdury
J.P. Morgan

Carlos Tavarez Martinez
CTP

Steve Riesenberg
CTP

Abdullah Haydar

Abdullah Haydar
LinkedIn

Alan Guo
Etsy

Sarah Tanguay
Etsy

Vishal Shah
Etsy

CS Club (Test)

CS Club (Test)

Lily Wolfson

Lily Wolfson
Bloomberg

Judging Criteria

  • Fit
    Does the project address the track's goal?
  • Innovation of Solution
    Does the product introduce a new approach or perspective, technical, analytical, or visual?
  • Quality of Implementation / Functionality
    Does the product function as intended? Is it robust and easy to interact with?
  • Design
    Is the product aesthetically pleasing? Does the design of the product elevate its message?
  • Extensibility
    Can the product be easily expanded in the future?

themes

  • Lifehacks
  • Social Good
  • Productivity