[hcs-d] Summer 2012 hackNY Fellows Program: Applications Open!
chris at hackNY.org
Wed Dec 7 21:00:23 EST 2011
Brandon, thanks so much for your support!
Please let me know if I can answer any questions or help in any way.
Department of Applied Physics
and Applied Mathematics;
Center for Computational Biology
Chris.Wiggins at Columbia.edu
chris at hackny.org
On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 8:55 PM, Brandon Liu <bliu at college.harvard.edu> wrote:
> 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.
> 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
> 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
> Applications will be considered as they are received at
> 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:
> 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 ;
> 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
> Chris.Wiggins at Columbia.edu
> chris at hackny.org
> tel: 347.878.1256
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