NYC Generation Tech (GenTech) student hackathons aim to provide NYC high school students from under-resourced communities the opportunity to develop their coding skills and work alongside professionals from NYC’s tech community. Presented by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), Center4, Dev Bootcamp, Pediacities, Squarespace, and FoodtoEat, GenTech Student Hackathon: Code4Tomorrow challenges students to identify ways to make a positive change in the communities in which they live and to think about solutions for big social problems related to health, education, employment, and seniors. With the support of volunteer mentors, students will create a digital prototype, promotional website, and demo presentation to showcase their idea. In the evening, all students will present, and prizes will be awarded to the winning teams. We hope you can join us!
WHAT TO BRING
Please bring a laptop if you can!
Volunteers: If you have additional laptops to share, please bring them as well. Many of our students don't have their own laptops so we could certainly use some extras. Thanks!
Teams will be evaluated on 4 criteria:
1) Digital Prototype Idea
2) Digital Prototype Functionality
3) Promotional Website
4) Overall Communication
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
NYC Generation Tech (GenTech) is a tech-entrepreneurship program that provides hands-on learning experiences and mentorship opportunities for New York City high school students interested in transforming the world through tech-based innovations. Developed by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and supported by Microsoft and other major partners, the program is designed to educate and inspire students to pursue careers in entrepreneurship and technology.
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