hackNY Founders on 10gen’s Sponsorship, NYC Startup Ecosystem and MongoDB for Rapid Prototyping
Last month, 10gen announced its sponsorship for hackNY , the non-profit aiming to federate the next generation of hackers for New York City. We’ve been longtime supporters of hackNY and were excited to present the founders, Evan Korth and Chris Wiggins, with a donation of $75,000 at MongoNYC . At the conference, Chris and Evan sat for a brief interview, where they talked about how technology is transforming the key industries in New York City, from media, advertising, publishing, finance and beyond. They explained how hackNY’s model, which organizes student hackathons and summer fellowship programs, give students practical, hands-on experience with programming that they don’t receive at university. Open source technologies like MongoDB are a great fit for hackathons since they enable developers to rapidly prototype, with the knowledge that they can scale their applications.
Supporting HackNY: Internet Week Fundraiser and MongoNYC
In April, 10gen pledged $1 for every MongoNYC ticket sold to HackNY to help further its mission of bringing tech talent in New York City. To amplify our contribution to HackNY, 10gen along with the Prince Building Tech Talks , will be hosting a fundraiser for HackNY at foursquare on Thursday May 16. At the event, we will host future HackNY fellows and celebrate New York City tech. It’s not too late to sign up and show your commitment to New York City tech. Tagged with: HackNY, new york city, NYC tech, fundraiser, MongoDB, Mongo, NoSQL, Polyglot persistence, 10gen
Register for MongoNYC, Support hackNY
The Spring 2012 hackNY student hackathon helped to introduce students from across the Northeast to the New York City tech scene, sparking creativity and innovation in a new generation of hackers. 10gen helped students get to and from the March 24-25 hackathon with wifi-enabled buses from Boston, Providence, New Haven, Philadelphia, Princeton, and New Brunswick. It was a big weekend for all participants, but in particular for the prizewinning teams: Xin Yang Yak, Eugene Lee , Alexander Zhao, and Kaushal Parikh ( cLoudspeaker ) Jacob Andreas ( Nonsense and Sensibility ) Raymond Zhong, Daniel Chyan, and Elaine Liew ( Musigallery ) Video clips from throughout the weekend, as well as photos from the event, are available on Livestream . To better support hackNY’s mission , 10gen is committed to raising funds for hackNY ahead of MongoNYC , a one-day conference dedicated to MongoDB held right in our backyard. We've pledged to donate $1 for every MongoNYC ticket sold, and attendees can choose to make contributions of their own either ahead of time (when you purchase your ticket) or at the event itself. You can also support hackNY by purchasing a ticket for the Powered by MongoDB hackathon on April 27—all funds raised through ticket sales for this event go to hackNY. Tagged with: mongonyc, hackny, hackathon, MongoDB, Mongo, NoSQL, Polyglot persistence, 10gen
Students: ride to hackNY with 10gen
In order to help students from around the Northeast compete in the upcoming hackNY Student Hackathon, 10gen is sponsoring buses to and from New York City on March 24-25. One bus will stop in Cambridge, Providence, and New Haven , while another will pick up students in Philadelphia, Princeton, and New Brunswick . Students who ride round-trip on the bus will be refunded the $20.00 registration fee, and all buses have wifi on board. The hackNY 23-hour Student Hackathon will be held at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU, and students will be invited to use technologies created by New York-based startups to create new applications. For more information, visit hackny.org . Students are also invited to check out the 10gen Careers Page for up-to-date information on summer internships and entry-level positions. Photos from the fall 2011 Hackathon Tagged with: hackny, hackathon, nyc, open source, MongoDB, Mongo, NoSQL, Polyglot persistence, 10gen