Work together on a team to build something cool.

Students from across all 24 CUNY schools get together for an incredible 3 days of hacking. Work together on a team to build something cool. 

THEME: Hack Gotham

Become the superhero that NYC needs. Solve a problem that can make life better for you and your fellow New Yorkers.

46-hour sprint of ideas & coding. Prizes. Free food. Free swag. Bragging rights. Friends. Fun.

Ask the 483+ students who came to the CUNY Hackathon in November 2017 - it was intense, productive and fun! Photos here:

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  • You must be a CUNY student to participate (CUNY student ID's are required at check-in)

  • You need to hack on all three days

  • Form a team of 2-5 people


You have 3 minutes to pitch.

You must cover the following:

- What is your idea and/or what problem are you solving

- Why would this impress a tech company

- What is the most valuable thing you've learned during the Hackathon

- Demo the product (no sign-in screen)


*Only the top 15 teams will be allowed to pitch


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Patrick Cremin

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Raymond Blum

Judging Criteria

  • How compelling is the user story?
  • How original is the idea?
  • Look and feel of the product
  • Is the problem and solution clear?
  • How much has been completed?