[hcs-d] Summer 2012 hackNY Fellows Program: Applications Open!

Brandon Liu bliu at college.harvard.edu
Wed Dec 7 20:55:33 EST 2011


Hi everyone,

I spent the last summer in NYC at a startup and heard nothing but amazing
things about hackNY. It's  not just a program -- it's truly a community. I
highly recommend applying for this program. See details below.

Best,
Brandon

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The hackNY Fellows program, now entering its third year, is an intense
program designed to introduce students to NYC’s startup ecosystem by
pairing the best technical minds with great New York startups. Local
startups are carefully selected for the program and have demonstrated
evidence of a mentoring environment, committing to:
   (i) a specific person (CTO, lead dev, or other technical mentor) to work
with the Fellow;
   (ii) a specific place allocated for the Fellow to work; and
   (iii) a specific technical problem for the Fellow to conquer during the
program.

The hackNY Fellows program is a paid summer internship program at NYC
startups, which provides free housing as well as a pedagogical lecture
series covering all aspects of founding or joining a tech startup. The 2012
class will be the third year of hackNY Fellows. Previous fellows have come
from all over the US and Canada, majoring in a variety of subjects. The key
criterion for eligibility is ability to code and enjoyment of building.
There is no requirement regarding major, and previous students have
included undergraduates, graduating seniors, MS and MFA students, and PhD
students. These students have worked on front-end web development, back-end
software engineering, data science and machine learning, and design and
UX/UI.

At the end of the 10-week program, students have the option to present
their work --- either work performed with their host startups or projects
on which the students have worked individually.

The program is organized by faculty from Columbia and NYU (myself, along
with my co-organizer Professor Evan Korth of NYU's CS department), and is
advised by a board of advisors which includes academics, technologists, and
entrepreneurs.

Applications will be considered as they are received at
   http://hackny.org/a/students/.
For fullest consideration students should apply before 11:59 PM NYC time
December 31 2011.

For a brief introduction to the program, please see this video created by
the class of 2011 hackNY Fellows:
   http://bit.ly/hackNY2011vid .

For a complete list of the 2011 hackNY Fellows and their host startups,
please see:
   http://hackny.org/a/2011/06/class-of-2011-hackny-fellows/

For a video of the end of summer 'demofest', please see:
   http://bit.ly/hackNY2011demos .

For more information about the program, please see:
   http://hackNY.org <http://hackny.org/> ;
or feel free to email info at hackNY.org

Best regards,

________________________________________
Chris Wiggins


Associate Professor
Department of Applied Physics
and Applied Mathematics;
Center for Computational Biology
and Bioinformatics
Columbia University
http://www.columbia.edu/~chw2
Chris.Wiggins at Columbia.edu

cofounder
hackNY.org
http://hackny.org/a/about/
chris at hackny.org

tel: 347.878.1256
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