February 3rd - 9th, 2020
Presented by ADI
πŸ’­ Which track is right for me?
I'm new to programming...
Learn to build a personal website with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
I've already coded before!
Learn to build web apps with Flask and MongoDB.
Learn to make meaningful observations about data sets using Python.
Learn how artificial neural networks work using Python.
πŸ† Winners
$1000 + $500 in DigitalOcean Credits
Teech – 1st Place
$750 + $400 in DigitalOcean Credits
ChemSaurus – 2nd Place
transcripBot – 3rd Place
Eyes on You – Beginner's Prize
$1000 in DigitalOcean Credits
PantryDial – Best Hack for Social Good
πŸ‘©β€βš–οΈ Judges
Project Manager @ Joy Systems
Michelle Lee is a PM @ Joy Systems with years of project managing, startup, and consulting experience. She also currently heads marketing and operations at the NYC startup Crave Street.
Engineering Manager @ Reddit
Alex Golec is a tech lead/manager (TLM) at Reddit with experience in machine learning, distributed systems, backend engineering, and ads optimization. Before Reddit, he worked at Google for 6 years, designing and implementing machine learning and statistical models for the automated bidding team in NYC.
Senior Project Manager @ The New York Times
Dan Schlosser is a senior product manager at the New York Times, where he works on personalized content recommendations and push notifications. Before joining the Times, Dan was an APM and product manager at Google, where he worked on Google Drive, Firebase, and Google Chrome. On nights and weekends, Dan also leads technology for The Next 50, an organization working to make politics more accessible to young people.
πŸ₯‡ Gold
πŸ₯ˆ Silver
πŸ₯‰ Bronze
πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ Frequently Asked Questions
What is DevFest?
DevFest is a week-long learnathon that culminates in an 18-hour hackathon. DevFest focuses on fostering community and helping new developers end the week with a completed project. ADI hosts DevFest every Spring.
Who can participate?
Any student from the Columbia community (SEAS, CC, Barnard, General Studies, or any of the graduate schools) can register and participate in the hackathon. If you are not a member of the Columbia community, you're welcome to come to any of our events during the week, but the hackathon will be closed off to CU students.
Do I need experience?
Students of ALL experience levels are welcome! If you've never programmed before, the Beginner Track is perfect for you. The Beginner Track will teach you how to build your own website, and requires no prior programming experience. If you do have prior experience, sharpen your skillset by working on the Web Development Track, iOS Development Track, or Data Science Track.
What are the DevFest Tracks?
The DevFest Tracks are a collection of self-paced comprehensive online tutorials in a variety of technical subjects. Each track teaches you how to build a fully-functional project from start to finish. We are offering 4 tracks this year: Beginner, Web Development, iOS Development, and Data Science.
Do I have to come to the entire week?
No, but be sure to register and attend as many events as you can. We will have different company sponsors, tech electives, and fun activities every night, so come to as many as you can!
Will there be food?
What would an ADI event be without food? There will be dinner for kickoff (Monday night) and snacks throughout the week. We'll also be serving meals and snacks at the hackathon.
Do I need a team or idea to sign up?
Nope! Just come with a willingness to learn something new :) Don't worry if you don't have a team. We'll have a team-formation event at the beginning of the hackathon.
How big can my hackathon team be?
The maximum team size is 4.
🚨 Contact & Alerts
Interested in getting more involved with DevFest? Know someone who'd make a great judge? Is your company interested in sponsoring us? Send us a line below.
Built by Anthony Krivonos & ADI in 2020