Built by and for a diverse and inclusive future.

The chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) at Lehman College are teaming up this year to bring you our 6th annual hackathon! Our focus is on highlighting, supporting, and encouraging student talent from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds and provide a platform for you to build amazing things for your community.

This event is exclusively for students from CUNY, SUNY, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Women in Computer Science and Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting chapters.

Register now to join our hackathon in November and receive more updates along the way!

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Got questions? We've got you covered.

What's a hackathon?

A hackathon is a sprint where you come together with others and build a product (software, hardware, mobile, etc.). Think 18 hour Netflix binge but you've built something amazing and possibly won a prize at the end! At NS Hackathon, we will also bring you incredible company sponsors and mentors, helpful workshops, and some cool games during breaks. Of course, free food and swag! No hacking into anything required!

We will also have a hardware lab provided by Major League Hacking! You can build projects using hardware!

Who can attend?

Registration is open to all CUNY and SUNY students, as well as members of National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Women in Computer Science (WiCS), or the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA).

If you do not fall under the above categories, you are still welcome to join us as a volunteer or mentor.

What if I don’t know how to code?

Prior coding knowledge is not necessary or required! All you need is a positive attitude, a willingness to learn, and a passion for creating and bringing ideas to life. We will have mentors and volunteers available to help you out if you get stuck or need help throughout the day.

You can design a product, manage from beginning to end, provide the winning pitch, code part of an app, etc. Remember, all skills are valuable!

How do I register? What if I want to volunteer?

Registration is open! Please click the register button above to continue to register your seat. Volunteer applications will be available soon.

UPDATE: Volunteer/mentor applications are open! Click here to register.

Do I need to have a team to participate? How many people can I have on my team if I do have one?

Registering with a team is not necessary but we do encourage you to form a team before the event. If you do not have a team, do not worry! We’ll have a team networking session at the beginning of the event. We ask that teams be 4 to 5 members.

All team members must be registered prior to the hackaton!

How much does it cost?

Our hackathon is free for all participants! We got you on WiFi, meals, refreshments, workspace, and more for the day of the event.

What's the event schedule?

NS Hackathon will start on Friday, November 15th and last until around 2pm on Saturday, November 16th. We'll be releasing a full schedule soon.

Will travel reimbursement be offered?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer travel reimbursements or shuttle buses at this time. We have several city transit options nearby and hope you are still able to attend through means of mass transit. We will be sending directions to the Lehman Campus in your student hacker guide before the event.

What do I need to bring?

Bring a valid form of government-issued ID and your student ID, laptop and charger, as well as anything else to make yourself comfortable. We will provide food, music, snacks, refreshments so don't worry on that front.

Do I have to stay overnight?

26 hours is so little time when you actually think about it. We HIGHLY encourage all participants to stay the entirety of the event to work with thier teams. That's the most exciting part!

Will there be photographing? What will my picture be used for?

Photos may be used on the Lehman College Website, the NS Lehman website, NS Lehman social media accounts, in future hackathon promotional material, and by our corporate and media sponsors. Your photos from the hackathon may not otherwise be used by any unauthorized third-party outside of Lehman College, our sponsors, or the nslehman.com website without your express permission. If you would like to know more about our photo policy, please send us an e-mail at ns.lehman@lc.cuny.edu.

I have a different question or comment. How do I contact you?

Don't be shy! Send any and all questions you have our way by sending an email to nsbe.lehman@lc.cuny.edu

Hackathon Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: Tentative - TBD

Friday, November 15th


Registration & Networking. Team Formation

Need a team? Want to speak to the mentors or recruiters? Make sure to have your ID ready to show at the door to pick up your badge. Doors close at 6:00PM.


Opening Ceremonies

Let the Hacking begin!


Pre-Event Workshops


Admission (Team Assignments, Seating)


Dinner/MLH Activity


Midnight Snack

Saturday, November 16




Submissions Due (submissions soft deadline)/Lunch Arrives


Hacking Ends (submissions hard deadline)/Lunch in Faculty Dinning Room


Expo Starts


Expo Ends


Closing Ceremony


Event Ends thanks for coming!


Venue closes for participants

NS 2019 Hackathon Sponsors & Partners

Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors!



Come join us!


FREE1 Ticket Per Person

  • Early bird registration will guarantee you a place at our NS 2019 Hackathon. Early bird registration ends October 20th.

Volunteer Registration

FREE1 Ticket Per Person

  • Volunteer at the NS 2019 Hackathon! We need help setting up, signing participants in, and mentors throughout the night. If you you'd like to help with any of these things, please sign up to volunteer :)

Mentor Registration

FREE1 Ticket Per Person

  • Would you mentor at the NS 2019 Hackathon?! You will be the expert and go to person for all things tech!!! You will also help stuents develop ideas and projects as well as manage their time throughout the duration of the event. If this sounds like something you could do, sign up here! :)

Getting to Lehman College

Fun Fact: Lehman College is the Bronx's only public 4-year college


PLEASE NOTE: The hackathon takes place in the Music Building across the quad at Lehman College. Please make sure to follow the map.

Campus Map


Please follow the directions in the link below to get to Lehman College. Additionally, you can take the 4 or D trains to the Kingsbridge Road stations and walk toward campus. Unfortunately, we cannot provide shuttle transportation at this time.


Registration at Hackathon

Please have your student ID card and a valid government ID available when checking in on the day of the hackathon.

Questions? Email us!