Time to apply for the hackNY summer fellows program

Chris Wiggins writes of an interesting-looking summer program that undergraduate or graduate students can apply to:

The hackNY Fellows program is an initiative to mentor the next generation of technology innovators in New York, focusing on tech startups. Last summer’s class of fellows was paired with NYC startups which demonstrated they could provide a mentoring environment (a clear project, a person who could work with the Fellow, and sufficient stability to commit to 10 weeks of compensation for the Fellow). hackNY, with the support of the Kauffman foundation and the Internet Society of New York, provided shared housing in NYU dorms in Union Square, and organized a series of pedagogical lectures.

hackNY was founded by Hilary Mason, chief scientist at bit.ly, Evan Korth, professor of CS at NYU, and Chris Wiggins, professor of applied mathematics at Columbia. Each of us has spent thousands of student-hours teaching and mentoring, and is committed to help build a strong community of technological innovators here in New York.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate proficiency in coding, in any language of their choosing, and a desire to find out more about NYC’s rapidly-growing tech startup ecosystem. We strive to find excellent placements in a variety of fields, including front end (e.g., web development), back end (e.g., data science), and UIUX (user interface and user experience). The deadline to apply is 11:59 pm on Sunday December 5 (NYC time).

Students can apply here.

For information about last year’s program, we encourage you to skim the list of activities from last year, which includes links to many of the blog entries, or to consult the press page.

for coverage in the media about the summer Fellows program as well as our once-per-semester hackathons.

Please don’t hesitate to email info at hackNY.org with any questions, or to contact us individually at {hilary,evan,chris}@hackNY.org.