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One-Day Mentors Needed for GenTech High School Student Hackathon, SAT 2/22

From: Julie
Sent on: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 5:09 PM

Hi betaNYC!

We know there’s a lot going on this weekend – but if you or your friends are interested in coaching high school students to create digital prototypes at the GenTech Student Hackathon for one-day only on Saturday, Feb. 22nd, please sign up by today!


About the GenTech Code4Tomorrow Hackathon

NYC Generation Tech (GenTech) is a tech-entrepreneurship program for high school students from under-resourced communities and is developed by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). GenTech student hackathons aim to provide NYC high school students the opportunity to develop their coding skills and to work alongside professionals from NYC’s tech community.
The GenTech Code4Tomorrow Hackathon challenges high school students to create digital products that create positive change within their neighborhoods. With the support of volunteer mentors, students will create a digital prototype and promotional website. In the evening, student teams will demo their creations and compete for prizes. Judges from Google, NYC DOE, Verizon Ventures, Mastercard, and Robust Links will be in attendance. Special thanks to partners Center4 and Dev Bootcamp for supporting us.


·        What: GenTech Student Hackathon: Code4Tomorrow

·        Where: Microsoft, 11 Times Square, New York, NY

·        When: Saturday, February 22nd, 9:00AM-8:00PM

·        RSVP:


Become a GenTech Hackathon Mentor

We’re looking for volunteers with experience in front-end programming who can coach student teams as they build digital prototypes. The commitment is for one-day only, Saturday, Feb. 22nd from 9am-8pm (lunch and dinner provided). The high school students will have some experience with coding, having participated in programs like GenTech, Girls Who Code, and the NYC Dept. of Education’s software engineering schools or pilot programs. This is a great opportunity to coach high school students interested in coding, network with other professionals, and participate in a City-supported program!  If you’re interested in this and other mentorship opportunities with GenTech, please register for the hackathon and sign up for the GenTech newsletter at


If you have any questions, please contact Jordan Runge of NFTE at [address removed] or [masked] x391. Please promote this with your network! We look forward to seeing you there.



Center for Economic Transformation @ NYCEDC
New York City Economic Development Corporation
110 William Street • New York, NY 10038 •
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