The 4th annual Yeshiva University Hackathon. Check out our Facebook page to learn more about the hackathon. Sign up for the event on October 28-29
InventYU is an annual 24 hour “Hackathon” event, where students come together for 24 hours to create an invention, app, or other technology. This event allows for students to utilize their creativity and minds in a way that the typical classroom does not allow for. This event attracts dozens of students every year, and is one many people look forward to.
This year’s event features a special focus on giving back by developing creative ways to use technology to help the Jewish community. A Nonprofit Fair will take place during the hackathon, where participants will be able to meet with representatives from nonprofit companies and learn about their organizations and careers in their area, and hear tech talks from professionals in a wide range of fields. These professionals will also be available to mentor students and offer insight or feedback on the projects they’re working on throughout the event.
Students will also have the opportunity to design apps and programs for a number of clubs on campus whose goal is to serve the Jewish community or perform acts of chessed (kindness), such as the Random Acts of Kindness Club, YU Tamid, the Gift of Life Club, iGive, and more.
The hackathon is organized by YU Hackers in collaboration with the Yeshiva Student Union, the Stern College for Women Student Council, the Yeshiva College Student Association and the Sy Syms School of Business Student Council. The event is free and open to students at any high school or college between the age of 16 and 26. Knowing how to write code isn’t a requirement to participate—in fact, backgrounds in any field are welcome, and participants will be able to engage in a variety of workshops throughout the day to pick up new tech skills.
Check out pictures from last years event (watch the video).