We are excited to welcome you to TechTogether New York 2021, which will take place virtually this year from October 15th - 17th. At TechTogether New York, our mission is to empower all people of marginalized genders by providing opportunities to gain valuable skills and explore tech in an inclusive, inspiring, and engaging environment.
This year’s theme Uniquely NYC Things 🏙 will primarily focus on what makes New York the greatest city in the world. Come on by and enjoy some interesting workshops, create a hack (optional), network with our sponsors, and meet some amazing people.
We are committed to providing people of marginalized genders with opportunities to explore the tech industry in an inspiring, encouraging, and energizing environment.
At TechTogether New York, we give each hackers regardless of age or experience level the unique opportunity to (1) gain and develop their skill-sets, (2) build a professional network, (3) and be part of a supportive and empowering community.
Innovate a solution to New York City’s most pressing issues in the social and economic realm, from helping its residents find affordable and spacious housing, to creating jobs and minimizing unemployment for its population, to reducing poverty and homelessness for the less fortunate, to improving education access and quality for all youth, and more.
New York City is a melting pot of creative inspirations and diverse perspectives, overflowing with various art, music, and media styles (Broadway, street art, jazz, subway performers, The New York Times & Wall Street Journal and more!). Create a hack that flexes your creativity to support, expand, and show love for the arts and media industry in NYC!
New York City is known for its fast-paced culture and high performing workforce, but also its convenience and access to opportunity. Develop a hack that will speed up the productivity of its population, make everyday resources more accessible to communities, and expand opportunity for all individuals.
The pandemic was a unified struggle for New York City as it disrupted lives of everyone in this energy-bound city: from darkening Broadway to quieting subway platforms to creating job and housing troubles. As the city emerges from this difficult period, its people are, more than ever, in need of tools to navigate this chaotic and energetic pace of recovery. Innovate a hack to support the mental health and wellness of the NYC population.
As the daily routine and glamorous tourism of New York City are reinvigorating, its public transportation systems are back in operation and its famous architecture and attractions are being visited and admired again. Yet, the influx of citygoers and tourists can lead to environmental problems including air pollution from vehicles, increased energy usage, and more littering of the streets and waterways. Create a hack to improve NYC’s infrastructure: from boosting efficiency and accessibility of public transportation to improving design and maintenance of architecture to solving its most urgent environmental troubles.
Your project will be submitted through Devpost. Click on the
"Submit Project" button at the top of the site to access the Devpost.
Your submission must include a video (no longer than 2 minutes) that showcases your project, a basic description of your project, and the challenge(s) for which you want your project to be considered.
All workshops, activities and events will be taking place via Zoom. Meetings links will be shared via Discord.
Mentoring will all be done through Discord. To request a mentor, fill out the form on the Discord channel and then hop onto our Mentorship zoom hangout to connect with your assigned mentor.
Register on Eventbrite and you will get emailed a link to join the Discord. Make sure to check your spam folder for all event emails.
Make sure to check the event schedule to stay up to date on important
hackathon deadlines and everything you need to know about what's going on throughout the
Announcements and reminders will also be broadcasted on the Discord server in case you forget.
Workshop recordings will be available via a Google Drive folder and shared with participants following the completion of the event. So don't worry if you happen to miss one of this weekend's workshops because we got you covered!
All teams must be between 2-4 people. While you have the option to work
alone, if you want to submit your project you must work with at least one other person.
Don't worry if you don't have a team—you'll have plenty of opportunities to find one
TechTogether will be hosting a variety of team formation activities throughout the first day, and we will also have a Discord channel dedicated to team formation leading up to and during the event.