Bryan Berger
/ Bryan Berger

NY Hackathons

Overview

A curation site spotlighing the best hackathons in NYC all in one place.

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Role(s)

Founder, Designer, Engineer

Live Site

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Overview

During the summer of 2014 I was actively attending hackathons (just about every weekend). At that time there was no good place to search for events I might find interesting to attend.

I decided to solve this problem, along with a few volunteers by starting this curation site. We grew our newsletter to over 2,000 active subscribers, and curated over 330 hackathons.

The NY Hackathons brand
2,000+

Active subscriber newsletter.

330+

Hackathons curated and sponsored.

3

Corporate Sponsors.
Including Monster Energy.

The Mission Statement

Our theory about hackathons is deeply rooted in the idea of bringing people together, allowing them to break out of their comfort zone, and realizing they can do things they didn’t know they could in a short time period.

We strongly believe in the social and educational value of hackathons and want all New Yorkers who are interested to share in that experience.

The NY Hackathons home page

Conclusion

This project made me realize how important and rewarding hands-on learning is. Through this project I was able to attend some really special events and create a diverse and inspiring community.

Edit 2017:

We added The Wandering Bear Coffee Company as one of our beverage sponsors.

Edit 2018:

Still going strong! We added Monster Energy as one of our premier sponsors.

Edit 2020:

Due to the Corona Virus outbreak, hackathons (and other close proxmity meet-ups) have been suspended. We hope to come back strong in the future.