Columbia's largest hackathon. Feb. 17th-18th, 2018

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 1 PM in Roone Auditorium -- come to see our sponsors demo their APIs and talk about the prizes they will be giving!

The hackathon begins officially at PM in Roone. Submissions are due the following morning at 11 AM.  Project demos will take place from 11 AM to 2 PM.

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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Any Columbia University affiliate.


Weeks Mensah

Weeks Mensah
Co-founder and Executive Director at Enza Academy

Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown
Emerging Technologies Coordinator in Columbia University Libraries’ Digital Scholarship division

Kay Chioma Igwe

Kay Chioma Igwe
Columbia University

Jenn Schiffer

Jenn Schiffer

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