The 18-hour hackathon that concludes DevFest's week of hacking and learning -- come build with us!

Come spend the night building and learning with us!  DevFest, Columbia's annual week-long festival of learning and hacking, ends with a hackathon, where you get the chance to apply what you've learned and create something awesome.

The DevFest 2017 hackathon will kick off at 4 PM in NoCo 501 -- come to see our sponsors demo their APIs and talk about the prizes they will be giving!

The hackathon begins officially at 5 PM in Uris Hall at the Business and Economics Library.  Submissions are due the following morning at 11 AM.  Project demos will take place from 11 AM to 2 PM in Davis Auditorium in CEPSR.

We'll have fun activities through out the night, as well as a great team of mentors from our community and from our sponsors standing by to help you.  Dinner and breakfast will also be served.

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Participants: Columbia University Affiliates.


Chris Wiggins

Chris Wiggins
Chief Data Scientist, New York Times

Peter Boyce II

Peter Boyce II
VC, General Catalyst

Kaitlin Thaney

Kaitlin Thaney
Director, Mozilla

Rebecca Conley

Rebecca Conley
Board Member, Django Foundation

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Is this a new idea? Has it been done before?
  • Practicality
    How useful is this idea? Can we see it being used in real life?
  • Technicality
    Is this idea technically challenging?
  • Best Overall
    Up to the judges discretion.