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