DevFest

feb 12 – feb 18, 2018

Columbia's annual week-long learnathon and hackathon

Schedule

Monday, Feb 12

6:00 - 6:50 PMKickoff Dinner! Carleton Commons
8:00 — 11:00 PMDevSpace Carleton Commons
At the DevSpace you'll be able to work through any of the 4 DevFest Tracks with the help of TAs and peers. Tonight there will also be micro-lectures, tech electives, and fun activities, running in parallel with the DevSpace.
8:30 — 9:00 PMMicro-lecture: Intro to Git and Github TBD
9:00 — 9:30 PMMicro-lecture: Intro to HTML and CSS TBD
9:30 - 10:30 PMTech elective: Intro to Python TBD
9:30 - 10:00 PMMicro-lecture: Intro to Pandas TBD

Tuesday, Feb 13

7:00 - 8:00 PMGoldman Sachs Tech Talk CS Lounge
8:00 — 11:00 PMDevSpace Carleton Commons
At the DevSpace you'll be able to work through any of the 4 DevFest Tracks with the help of TAs and peers. Tonight there will also be micro-lectures, tech electives, and fun activities, running in parallel with the DevSpace.
TBDMicro-lecture: Beginner Track TBD
TBDMicro-lecture: Intro to Flask TBD
TBDTech Elective: Geospatial Visualization TBD
TBDMicro-lecture: Robotics Track TBD

Wednesday, Feb 14

8:00 — 11:00 PMDevSpace Carleton Commons
At the DevSpace you'll be able to work through any of the 4 DevFest Tracks with the help of TAs and peers. Tonight there will also be tech electives and fun activities, running in parallel with the DevSpace.
TBDTech Elective: Intro to Functional Programming TBD
TBDTech Elective: Intro to Natural Language Processing TBD

Thursday, Feb 15

7:00 — 11:00 PMDevSpace Carleton Commons
At the DevSpace you'll be able to work through any of the 4 DevFest Tracks with the help of TAs and peers. Tonight there will also be a Civic Tech Panel running in parallel with the DevSpace.
7:00 - 8:00 PMCivic Tech: Past, Present, & Future TBD
TBDTech elective: JavaScript TBD

Friday, Feb 16

8:00 - 9:00 PMWomen in Tech Mixer TBD
Join us for a women in tech mixer, featuring some female engineers from companies around NYC. We'll have snacks!

Saturday, Feb 17

12:00 PMPoC Lunch TBD
1:00 PMHackathon Kickoff Roone Arledge Auditorium
Here we'll kickoff the hackathon with some important information and API demos.
2:00 PMHacking begins! Roone Arledge Auditorium
7:00 PMDinner Roone Arledge Auditorium
11:59 PMMidnight surprise :) Roone Arledge Auditorium

Sunday, Feb 18

7:00 AMBreakfast Roone Arledge Auditorium
10:00 AMHacking ends & judging begins Roone Arledge Auditorium
11:00 AMDemos Roone Arledge Auditorium
11:30 AMClosing ceremonies Roone Arledge Auditorium
12:30 - 1:30 PMPost-hackathon meet/greet/eat Lerner Satow

Learn

Access the DevFest 2017 Curriculum here!

Judges

Interested in judging DevFest 2018? Email us at devfest@adicu.com.

Prizes

$2000

First Prize

$1500

Second Prize

$1000

Third Prize

Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring? Send us an email at devfest@adicu.com


Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Nonprofit Partners
Partners

FAQ

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.

Do I need experience? What will I learn at DevFest?

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 is the DevSpace?

The DevSpace, located in Carleton Commons, is where you can work on any of the 4 DevFest Tracks with the help of TAs and peers. The DevSpace will be open 8 - 11 pm, Monday through Thursday.

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?

Yes! There will be dinner served every night and food throughout the hackathon! If you have any food allergies, make sure to state them when you register, or just email us.

Do I need a team or idea to sign up?

No! Just come with a willingness to learn something new :)

How big can my hackathon team be?

The maximum team size is 5.

What if I don't have a team?

Don't worry! At the start of the hackathon, we'll hold a team-formation session.