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10gen to Support hackNY with $75,000 Sponsorship

Today we're excited to announce our contribution to hackNY , a non-profit aiming to federate the next generation of student-technologists for the New York City innovation community. 10gen has pledged $25,000 per year over the next 3 years to the program. Programs like hackNY demonstrate to students that there is a vibrant startup and technology ecosystem in New York City. Since hackNY's inception in 2010, 10gen has participated in hackNY's programs by hosting a summer fellow at 10gen every summer and demoed at every hackathon. For the past two years, we’ve also sponsored transportation for students traveling to the bi-annual hackathon in New York City. We’ve benefited tremendously from our relationship with hackNY. Students have built incredible apps using MongoDB at hackathons, and we’ve recruited great technical talent through the program. Here are a few of the hackNY affiliates working at 10gen: Matt Dannenberg is a graduate of McGill who interned for two summers at 10gen, once as a hackNY 2011 fellow and once as a hackNY mentor. He joined 10gen full-time this summer on the core server team. Randall Hunt was a hackNY 2011 fellow and continues to be a hackNY mentor. He met 10gen CTO and Co-Founder Eliot Horowitz in the wee hours of a hackNY hackathon and came to interview shortly after that. He works on our internal tools team. Benjamin Vishny is a hackNY 2013 fellow from Brown interning on 10gen’s Cloud team. Andrew Aldridge is a hackNY 2013 fellow from the University of Minnesota, interning on the core server team alongside CTO and Co-Founder Eliot Horowitz. Philip Quiza is a hackNY 2012 fellow and a graduate of Rutgers University and will be joining 10gen in August of 2013. Daniel Alabi was a hackNY 2012 fellow and interned at Trendrr. This summer, he’s working with Randall at 10gen. He’ll graduate from Carleton College, MN next year. Left to right: Daniel, Ben, Matt, Randall and Andrew with Campus Recruiter Stacy Ferranti We hope that our contribution will help make hackNY sustainable for years to come. With funding from successful, established companies like 10gen, the entire New York technology ecosystem can benefit from hackNY’s programs. We’ll be presenting the first installment of the sponsorship to the hackNY founders, Evan Korth and Chris Wiggins, at MongoNYC on Friday.

June 18, 2013