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GenTech Student Hackathon: Code4Tomorrow

NYC Generation Tech

Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (EST)

GenTech Student Hackathon: Code4Tomorrow

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Type End Quantity
Volunteer Mentor - Non-Technical Ended Free  
Volunteer Mentor - Technical Ended Free  
Student - New to Coding Ended Free  
Student - Experienced with Coding Ended Free  
Staff - NFTE, NYCEDC, Center4, etc Ended Free  
Observer Ended Free  

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Event Details

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)Center4Dev 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!


  • Volunteer Mentor – Non-Technical
    • Work with 3-4 students new to coding
    • Support students in creating a promotional website
    • Assist students learning Mozilla's Webmaker tools and basic HTML/CSS during breakout session
    • Help students manage workflow
    • No technical experience needed
  • Volunteer Mentor Technical
    • Work with 1-2 students experienced with coding
    • Offer product development expertise to students creating their digital prototype
    • Provide coding support and troubleshoot technical challenges
    • Help students manage workflow
  • StudentNew to Coding
    • Collaborate with team members to conceive idea and present digital products
    • Learn Mozilla Webmaker tools and basic HTML/CSS
    • Create a promotional website by utilizing technical skills learned during the day
  • StudentExperienced with Coding
    • Collaborate with team members to conceive idea and present digital products
    • Build upon existing coding knowledge through working with technical volunteer mentors
    • Create a digital prototype for your team's idea


  • 9:00AM – Students & Volunteer Mentors Arrive (Please be on time.)
  • 9:15AM – Opening Remarks, Event Overview, and Presentations
  • 10:15AM – Team Formation, Idea Generation, Brainstorming, and Planning
  • 11:15AM – Breakout Session for Students New to Coding: Instruction on Mozilla's Webmaker Tools and HTML/CSS Basics
  • 12:30PM  Lunch
  • 2:00PM – Team Members Regroup
  • 5:30PM – Dinner
  • 6:00PM – Submission Deadline
  • 6:15PM – Demo Presentations
  • 7:45PM – Winners Announced
  • 8:00PM – Hackathon Ends


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




Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)


New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)








Verizon Foundation




Dev Bootcamp





Have questions about GenTech Student Hackathon: Code4Tomorrow? Contact NYC Generation Tech

When & Where

11 Times Square, 6th Floor
(Enter via the Microsoft Welcome Center, on 8th Ave. between 41st St. and 42nd St.)
New York, New York

Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (EST)

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NYC Generation Tech

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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GenTech Student Hackathon: Code4Tomorrow
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