HackNYU Emphasizes Sustainability, Inclusivity
Over 500 students squeezed into the Tandon School of Engineering gymnasium on Sunday for a 48-hour celebration of coding and creativity. … At this year’s hackathon, students competed in four tracks loosely based on some of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals: Health and Wellbeing, Sustainability, Education and Financial Empowerment. Each track has three winners chosen by industry professionals at a Hacker Expo, during which students showcase their projects in a science-fair-like manner. Winning teams in each track get cash prizes. There are also sponsored prizes from companies like Facebook and Google. In total, the prizes are valued at over $28,000 this year.