What's this about?

The chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) at Lehman College are teaming up this year to bring you our 4th annual hackathon! Our focus is on highlighting, supporting, and encouraging student talent from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds and provide a platform for you to build amazing things for your community.

This event is exclusively for students from CUNY, SUNY, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and SWE chapters.

Register now to join our hackathon in November and receive more updates along the way!

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Got questions? We've got you covered.

What's a hackathon?

A hackathon is a sprint where you come together with others and build a product (software, hardware, mobile, etc.). Think 18 hour Netflix binge but you've built something amazing and possibly won a prize at the end! At NS Hackathon, we will also bring you incredible company sponsors and mentors, helpful workshops, and some cool games during breaks. Of course, free food and swag! No hacking into anything required!

Who can attend?

Registration is open to CUNY and SUNY students, as well as members of National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and Society of Women Engineers (SWE).
If you do not fall under the above categories, you are still welcome to join us as a volunteer or mentor.

What if I don’t know how to code?

Prior coding knowledge is not necessary or required! All you need is a positive attitude, a willingness to learn, and a passion for creating and bringing ideas to life. We will have mentors and volunteers available to help you out if you get stuck or need help throughout the day. Remember, all skills are valuable!

How do I register? What if I want to volunteer?

Registration is open! Please click the register button above to continue to register your seat. Volunteer applications will be available soon.

Do I need to have a team to participate? How many people can I have on my team if I do have one?

Registering with a team is not necessary but we do encourage you to form a team before the event. If you do not have a team, do not worry! We’ll have a team networking session at the beginning of the event. We ask that teams be 4 to 6 members.

How much does it cost?

Our hackathon is free for all participants! We got you on WiFi, meals, refreshments, workspace, and more for the day of the event.

What's the event schedule?

NS Hackathon will start around 5pm on Friday, November 10th and last until around 5pm on Saturday, November 11th. We'll be releasing ma full schedule in the upcoming weeks.

Will travel reimbursement be offered?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer travel reimbursements or shuttle buses at this time. We have several city transit options nearby and hope you are still able to attend through means of mass transit. We will be sending directions to the Lehman Campus in your student hacker guide before the event.

What do I need to bring?

Bring a valid form of government-issued ID and your student ID, laptop and charger, as well as anything else to make yourself comfortable. We will provide food, music, snacks, refreshments so don't worry on that front.

Do I have to stay overnight?

Yes. All participants on a team must stay for the entirety of the event. That's the most exciting part!

Will there be photographing? What will my picture be used for?

Photos may be used on the Lehman College Website, the NS Lehman website, NS Lehman social media accounts, in future hackathon promotional material, and by our corporate and media sponsors. Your photos from the hackathon may not otherwise be used by any unauthorized third-party outside of Lehman College, our sponsors, or the nslehman.com website without your express permission. If you would like to know more about our photo policy, please send us an e-mail at ns.lehman@lc.cuny.edu.

I have a different question or comment. How do I contact you?

Don't be shy! Send any and all questions you have our way by sending an email to ns.lehman@lc.cuny.edu

Hackathon Schedule

Tentative - TBD

Friday, November 10

Time TBD

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Registration, teams, eating, building!

Saturday, November 11

Time TBD

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Eating+, demos, presentation, prizes!

Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

Sponsors & Partners

Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors!




Come join us!

Regular Registration

FREE1 Ticket Per Person

  • Register by October 23rd to participate! You will receive periodic updates about the hackathon and a request to confirm your seat.

Early Bird Registration

FREE1 Ticket Per Person

  • Early bird registration has ended. Tickets are still available for regular registration so hurry and grab your seat!