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Hosted by Macaulay Honors College and CUNY Startups, the 2019 CUNY Hackathon brings together creatives, developers, marketers and entrepreneurs to build solutions to problems unique to the NYC Community. Over the course of three days, students will participate in workshops and building projects with the goal of improving the greatest city in the world.

The event will take place Friday, October 18th – Sunday, October 20th at Baruch College. There will be 400+ students in attendance ranging in majors, backgrounds and passions. This is a great opportunity for both students and organizations to showcase and recruit from the diverse talent of the CUNY system as all 24 campuses are invited to attend.

We have secured Google and Mongo DB as sponsors and we’re hoping to have new organizations, workshops, mentors and judges to support this large-scale event.


Help with event set up, general logistics, directing participant traffic, assisting judges and panelists. It’s a great way for hack-shy students or alumni to experience the event, support their school or learn more about hackathons.


  • Friday, October 18th (2pm – 6pm)
  • Friday, October 18th (6pm – 11pm)
  • Saturday, October 19th (8am – 1pm)
  • Saturday, October 19th (1pm – 6pm)
  • Saturday, October 19th (6pm – 12:30am)
  • Sunday, October 20th (8am – 12pm)
  • Sunday, October 20th (12pm – 4pm)



A great way for people working in the tech field to provide guidance to students during the event with coding, design, presentation, strategy, etc.

  • Friday, October 18th (5:30pm – 10pm)
  • Saturday, October 19th (9am – 4:30pm)
  • Saturday, October 19th (4:30pm – 12am)


If your organization would like to learn more about participation please email Jamie Ruden: jamie.ruden@mhc.cuny.edu