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Hackademy

About The Event

What is Hackademy?

Hackademy is a four-day, invite-only program at Dyn for between 20 to 30 computer science, engineering, education or healthcare students who are in their sophomore, junior, or senior year of college. The program features coding workshops, networking opportunities, and a mini hackathon where students work in teams to develop apps that can be deployed. The 2016 event will run from Thursday, May 19 through Sunday, May 22 at Dyn’s headquarters in downtown Manchester, NH.

What is Included in Registration?

  • Up to three nights lodging, accommodations and meals paid by Dyn.
  • Workshops, mentoring, exposure to a highly-regarded and respected work environment, and exposure to the top industry experts in the world of Internet infrastructure and tech.
  • Cool free stuff!
  • Bragging rights and a prize if you win the hackathon.
  • Chance of winning one of the two paid summer internships.
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How To Apply

What are the Application Requirements?

  • You must be at least 18.
  • You must be in your sophomore, junior, or senior year of college at the time of application.
  • You must be pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering, a related technical major, education or health care.
  • You must be nominated by one of your health care, education, computer science and/or engineering professors.
  • You must have a GPA of 2.7 or above (on a 4.0 basis).
  • You must submit an essay (1-2 pages) that shows how/why attending Hackademy would help you academically and professionally.
  • You must either be passionate about engineering and have a love for software product development, love educating and utilizing technology as a teaching tool or utilizing technology in health care!
  • You must be able to get to Manchester, NH on your own.
  • You must bring your own laptop.

How Are the Applicants Chosen?

Selection is based on the applicant’s profile. We’re looking to attract a great cross section of talent from all disciplines mentioned above. Several of Dyn’s top technology talent will be involved on the application process.

What Are the Important Dates for Hackademy?

  • An email nomination by faculty must be received by Friday, February 26.
  • Deadline to submit complete application by Friday, March 18.
  • All selected participants will be announced by Monday, April 4.
  • The event will be run from Thursday, May 19 through Sunday, May 22.

Who Can You Contact for More Information?

For more information on applying or Hackademy in general, please email Dr. Ali Rafieymehr.

Previous Events

Hackademy first began in 2013. Each year, the overall theme for the students' objectives changes. In 2013, the theme was web application development.In 2014, the theme was non-profits and the students were tasked with building apps for 6 New Hampshire non-profit companies: Aviation Museum of NH, Mount Washington Observatory, Families in Transition, Daniel Webster Council Boy Scouts of America, New Horizons for New Hampshire, Inc., and The Moore Center. In 2015, the theme was mathematics and the students were tasked with building web apps to be used to teach various mathematics concepts to K-12.