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C/I Local Hack Day at the Fordham Foundry, 10/10

October 4, 2015 by

Code/Interactive (C/I), a Bronx-based nonprofit that teaches underserved high school students how to code, is holding their first hackathon of the 2015-2016 school year on Saturday, October 10th at the Fordham Foundry. Knewton and Major League Hacking will host student workshops on beginner coding and product ideation topics and students will compete for prizes donated by Udacity, CodeSchool, TreeHouse, and CourseHorse. Judges include Bronx District 15 City Council Member Ritchie Torres and officials from Code/Interactive and Knewton, who will rate student products based on creativity, feasibility, and quality of presentation.

Bronx, NY – October 3, 2015 – Code/Interactive’s third major hackathon will allow students to use their tech and entrepreneurship skills to build products with the help of volunteers. The event will run from 9am – 8pm at the Fordham Foundry Incubator, one of the only tech incubators in the Bronx.

C/I is happy to announce their partnership with the Fordham Foundry as their non-profit-in-residence for the 2015-2016 school year. The Fordham Foundry partners with NYC Small Business Services to provide opportunities to solidify the Bronx as the next hub of growth and renewal in New York City. C/I will organize tech talks, hackathons and networking events for high school students and Fordham Foundry members.

During the hackathon over 100 C/I students will present tech projects that they create over the course of the day-long event. C/I students will use their coding HTML, CSS, and JavaScript skills as well as basic Python and jQuery while working with experienced tech volunteers at C/I’s annual hackathon. C/I students will be identifying solutions to problems that they identify within education, a field that they are uniquely prepared to talk about as full-time high school students.

C/I welcomes tech mentors and volunteers to attend the event and assist our young entrepreneurs in their mobile app development. You can help C/I students as either a tech mentor, volunteer or sponsor us, helping the event become a huge success by visiting our C/I Local Hack Day event page. Each volunteer will work with groups of low-income students from the Bronx and upper Manhattan who just started C/I’s year round coding programs at their schools.

For more information, please contact C/I Program Director Tom O’Connell at [email protected] and read about C/I’s past hackathon events at Google and Microsoft. C/I students who previously won our hackathon presented at New York Tech Meetup, Social Media Week, and The White House Science Fair.


C/I is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 2001 that inspires the next generation of diverse tech leaders from underserved communities. C/I aims to break the cycle of poverty by providing positive leadership role models, opportunities in empowering leadership experiences, and access to technology training.


Major League Hacking is the official student hackathon league. Each semester, more than 50,000 developers, designers, and makers compete for their school’s glory at the 150+ official MLH hackathons in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Major League Hacking organizes Local Hack Day, which brings together students at schools around the world for twelve hours of learning, community, and building.

Knewton’s mission is to personalize learning for the world. Teachers, schools, and education companies around the globe use Knewton to power digital course materials that dynamically adapt to each student’s unique needs. Knewton provides students with tailored recommendations for exactly what to study, teachers with analytics to better support each student, and publishers with content insights to develop better products. Founded in 2008, Knewton has offices in New York City, London, São Paulo, and Tokyo.

Code School teaches web technologies in the comfort of your browser with video lessons, coding challenges, and screencasts. Each course is built around a creative theme and storyline so that it feels like you’re playing a game, not sitting in a classroom. With more than 40 courses covering JavaScript, HTML/CSS, Ruby, Git, and iOS, Code School pairs experienced instructors with meticulously produced, high-quality content inspired by our community and network of members.

Udacity’s mission is to bring accessible, affordable, engaging, and highly effective higher education to the world. We believe that higher education is a basic human right, and we seek to empower our students to advance their education and careers.

CourseHorse centralizes learning opportunities, to increase ease and confidence in discovering your path to personal enrichment. We map a mix of courses and classes for people who want to enrich their lives and never stop discovering.

Treehouse is bringing affordable technology education to people everywhere, in order to help them achieve their dreams and change the world.  We’re out to revolutionize how people learn web design, web development, and iOS development.

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