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A profile of the next installment of HackNYU.

Feb 17, 2018

True to NYU’s mission, HackNYU is a global event that simultaneously occurs at all three NYU campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. HackNYU will happen from March 23 to March 25. The event is a hackathon sponsored by Major League Hacking that takes place for 48 hours. During the event, participants will build a project of their choice, communicate with mentors and learn from the seminars given. A few projects will be rewarded prizes. In New York, anyone from the public can participate in the event by attending the conference. However, priority will be given to NYU students.
“In previous years, HackAD has been hosting the event in Abu Dhabi, and last year, NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai submitted videos for judges in New York to watch. We haven't figured it out for this year, but it will likely be the same. Mark, President of HackAD this year, and I are currently in contact with the Chairs of HackNYU to ease this process and planning,” said Christine Dah-In Chung, Class of 2018.
The Hackathon offers four tracks that participants can explore: Accessibility & Assistive Technology, Sustainability & Social Impact, Healthcare and Education Technology.
Accessibility & Assistive Technology is for interdisciplinary projects around the topic of nature. Teams are expected to explore inclusive systems, human-centered projects and expanding the area of access and ability.
Sustainability & Social Impact deals with projects that promote social or environmental good. The biggest focus of criteria will be whether the project provides direct help to people.
Healthcare is for projects that aim to use innovative and creative methods to develop transformative technology in health. Participants interested in the following would be suitable for this track: improving technologies in illness diagnosis, global health literacy, patient compliance and information storage.
Education Technology is for projects that eloquently combine education and technology to empower and educate.
The registration for HackNYU is opening soon. Interested students should keep their focus on the event’s website.
Stephanie Lim is Deputy News Editor. Email her at feedback@thegazelle.org.
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