A hackathon is a place where small teams of people come together and create new ideas and put them into action together in a short period of time. They “hack” or in other words combine together multiple different technologies in order to create something new and necessary. HackCCNY is a brand new hackathon that aims to bring together the diverse community present at the City College of New York in combination with the world outside of it in order to bring different and new perspectives to build a greater tomorrow. We hope to welcome both people from within the CCNY community and people from outside the community, both beginners and more advanced programmers and hackers to be part of this innovative process in order to build tomorrow’s world one late night coffee at a time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an invention marathon. Students come together to build cool software & hardware hacks over 24-48 hours. It’s very beginner friendly.

How much does it cost?

Nothing. Attending a hackathon is free.

Do I need to be a student to attend?

Yes. Only students who are currently enrolled at a college/university or have graduated within the past 12 months are eligible to attend.

Where is the event?

The event will be held at the City College of New York in the Great Hall in Shepard Hall