HackNYU 2019!

HackNYU is a 48-hour hackathon hosted at NYU locations around the world. Come build your dream project, learn from our talks and mentors, and win prizes! This year, our four tracks for your hacks are Health & Well-Being, Sustainability, Education, and Financial Empowerment. HackNYU is free, and made possible thanks to our wonderful sponsors and volunteers.

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You must opt in to one and only one track, but you may opt in to as many sponsor prizes as you are eligible for.

Submit everything by Sunday, February 17th, at 12:00 PM EST. If you are using existing code from prior to this hackathon, you must disclose that to the judges. Only the code you developed this weekend will be considered for judging purposes.

No slide decks during final presentation! We want to see your app/site/demo work, and if it doesn't work, let us know why and what you learned over the weekend.


Submit a link to your project as a working demo and/or a GitHub repository or zip file. Make sure to add "http://" or "https://" before your URL (it won't be linked otherwise!).

How to enter

Project Submission:

Projects must be submitted to Devpost to be judged. You can pick one track prize to submit for (http://hacknyu.org/prizes), and any number of sponsor prizes, which are judged separately by our sponsors.


An expert panel of judges

An expert panel of judges

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    This project is technically difficult
  • Impact
    This project has the potential to make a significant impact on people (quality or quantity).
  • Does it work?
  • Creativity
    This project shows creativity, imagination, and novelty.