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.

Day 1 - Friday, November 10 - 6pm - 9pm 


Day 2 - Saturday, November 11 - 9am - 11pm


Day 3 - Sunday, November 12 - 9am - 6pm


THEME: Hack The Boroughs

Think of a problem that you see everyday in your city get fixed in ONE weekend. Well stop think because at the CUNY HACKATHON YOU can be that person to fix it.

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

Ask the 262+ students who came to the CUNY Hackathon in April 2017 - it was intense, productive and fun! Photos here:



  • 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

Hackathon Sponsors


$3,093 in prizes


UE Boom Bluetooth Speaker

Google Home

Monthly Unlimited Metrocard

Best Hack using Open City Data with IBM Tech (Bluemix or Watson)

$1,000 Check

Best Hack using IBM Cloud or Watson

$500 Check

Best Hack with VR or AR using IBM Watson

$250 Check

Best Hack with NodeRED, NodeJS, or Serverless Cloud Functions on IBM Cloud

JP Morgan Chase Social Good Challenge

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Remko de Knikker

Remko de Knikker
IBM Cloud

Faith Fraser

Faith Fraser
CUNY Startups

Pete Harrison

Pete Harrison
CUNY Startups

Raymond Blum

Raymond Blum

Carter McClure

Carter McClure

Nazim Amin

Nazim Amin
J.P. Morgan

Adrian Leal Avila

Adrian Leal Avila
J.P. Morgan

Judging Criteria

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

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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