Theme

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We are proud to announce that the theme for this hackathon is a Passion Project that falls under the categories of Productivity, Social Good and Education once again for this year's Codefest!

About

We present to you: Hunter Codefest 2021!

Hunter Codefest is a one-month long coding event that takes place during winter break for Hunter College students. The event is currently run by a team of Hunter students, including students from the Daedalus honors Computer Science scholar program at Hunter College.

Check out our blog page to read more about past years' Codefest!

Note that students do not have to have a team upon registration. However, they must form a team of 2-6 before the start of the coding period. Unlike a 24-hour hackathon, you will have 1 month to build, design, create and network!

Our Goal

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We all have a huge passion for Computer Science, and we want to build a greater CS community within Hunter College.

With Codefest, we hope to encourage those of you at Hunter (especially freshmen/sophomores) who are majoring in CS to continue developing your soft skills outside of class.
We also want students to gain experience through their collaboration on a group project to ultimately put it on their resume as an outside project. Finally, we want them to be able to network.

We hope you'll find this to be a rewarding experience by learning to build a project as a team and making connections before applying for intern and/or full-time positions.

Why join

Group Project Experience

Group Project Experience

Gain experience working on a project with other programmers that you can put on your resume.

Resume-building

Resume-building

By having projects on your resume, you greatly increase your chances of receiving offers when applying to intern/full-time positions.

Networking with Peers

Networking with Peers

While this is a coding challenge for all, don't limit yourself to just coding. Network with your peers and build connections!

Networking with SWEs

Networking with SWEs

Professional Software Engineers will be judging your projects. After judging is over, take the opportunity to network with them!

F.A.Q

What was the motivation for Codefest?

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Our initial idea was to have an event where people can work together to make a project, but at the same time not have it be exactly like a weekend hackathon. Instead of grinding out a project under pressure in 24 hours, we wanted to give people an entire month to see what they can come up in that longer timeframe.

Why specifically Codefest?

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We want to bring together the computer scientists at Hunter College and demonstrate their skills in a unique coding environment. By participating in Codefest, not only can you meet fellow programmers in your class who you’ve never talked to before, but you can also gain experience working on a project over a longer period of time - something that’s pretty common in a professional workplace.

How will teams work?

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Teams will be in sizes of 2-6. We’ll be having a kickoff meeting virtually where you can form a team with other Hunter kids who don’t have teams yet.

How will submissions work?

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Once all teams are registered, we will be using GitHub Classroom to keep track of all the teams as well as for their final project submissions.

How will prizes work?

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For this winter's Codefest, we will not be doing prizes. Everyone is a winner and we encourage this time to be used for a more collaborative project event than a hackathon.

Will we ever meet up in person?

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Due to the current global circumstances around COVID-19, we will not be having any virtual meetups for this year's Codefest. However, we will have two virtual meetups: One in December to register teams for the event, and one in late January/early February for presentations and networking.

What if I applied to the CUNY2X TTP Residency for a Spring 2021 internship?

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If you are part of the CUNY2X TTP Residency for Spring 2021, you are allowed to submit the final project made during the final week of the Winter CUNY2X Technical Bootcamp session for this event.

(For Daedalus students) What if I'm part of the Google mentorship cohort?

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If you are part of the Daedalus x Google Mentorship Program for 2020-2021, you are required to work with your mentor and the other mentees in your group to create a project for this event.

What if I don't create an awesome or finished project?

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That's okay! We encourage you to challenge yourself to new technologies as well as making connections if that is what you need! If you do not have a finished project, do not fret. Codefest participants do not necessarily have to have a 100% finished project.

What if I'm doing both the Google mentorship and CUNY2X?

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You have to submit a project with your Google group, as that is a requirement of the program.

What if nobody on my team can attend the final event day?

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If nobody on your team can make it, it’s totally fine. The most important thing that we want you to get out of this event is to experience working in a group and making a project that you’re proud of.

Dates

Our Team

Leo Au-Yeung

Leo Au-Yeung

Senior Daedalus

💗 Food

Angela Lim

Angela Lim

Senior Daedalus

💗 BTS

Shariar Kabir

Shariar Kabir

Senior Daedalus

💗 NY Knicks

Tracey Kong

Tracey Kong

Senior Daedalus

💗 BLACKPINK

Kun Yu

Kun Yu

Senior Daedalus

💗 Spreadsheet Master

Farhene Sultana

Farhene Sultana

Senior Hunter Student

💗 Nerdy Otaku

Sam Ebersole

Sam Ebersole

Senior Daedalus

💗 Boat

Miguel Acero

Miguel Acero

Alumni

💗 Weeb Developer