TechTogether New York was TechTogether's second chapter location. Since the chapter was founded in 2018, TechTogether New York has served a total of 642 people of marginalized genders through it's annual hackathons.
TechTogether New York is one of the few gender-focused hackathons based out of New York state.
TechTogether New York serves primarily high school and college students in the New York area with a focus on Queens. The organizing team consists of leaders from New York and New Jersey.
"Some misconceptions that I had about hackathons was about who was welcome and attended these events. What were their skill sets? What kind of education does everyone have? Will I be able to fit into everyone’s standards? Honestly, I was just plain overthinking it. Anyone can attend a hackathon and have a great time."
TechTogether New York 2021 Attendee
"Other hackathons I have attended in the past have made me feel very stressed or anxious about timelines or competing, but this hackathon lets me focus on learning new things and connecting with amazing other individuals just like me."
TechTogether New York 2020 Attendee
"I attended TechTogether New York by myself and I was terribly intimidated by such a large event. I didn't know anyone, but was determined to have a great time and learn a lot. To say that I had an incredible experience is an understatement. I formed a team with a group of awesome people and we even won a prize for best NYC hack!!! This year as an organizer, I have once again connected with some amazing individuals and really enjoyed the TechTogether NY experience from a different perspective."
TechTogether New York 2020
54% First-time Hackers
Hosted at Queens College
TechTogether New York 2021
41% First-time Hackers
99.5% of attendees would recommend the event to a friend.
95% of hackers said TechTogether New York helped make them feel more comfortable attending future hackathons.