• Hackathon Team
    Let's solve challenge together

    Did you notice the disconnect between college programs and workforce skill requirements too?

  • DevFest Hackathon
    Are you a creative thinker? A problem-solver? Are you concerned about issues related to the creation of new jobs, retention of workers, and the quality of life in our region?

    Do you have an idea to solve a problem related to the economics in the Hudson Vallye, NY?

  • Developers, Designers, UI/UX, Engineers, Agile Design Thinkers Join the Hackathon
    Hackathon October 12, 2019 - Newburgh NY

    Join this exciting event and hack cool things with people of all ages.

  • Civic Tech, Ed Tech, Cloud Computing, Agile Design Thinking at this Hackathon DevFest
    Collaborate with the Brightest Minds in the Valley

    Create unique solutions to real world problems.

  • Hackathon is the best opportunity to find new friends
    Call for volunteers, mentors, judges

    Hackathon is the best opportunity to make new friends

  • Newburgh Girls Can Code
    AT&T Hudson Valley Hackathon Challenges Local Youth to Use Technology for Social Good and to Plug the Regional Brain Drain


Mount Saint Mary College


October 12th 2019


Exciting topics for Collaboration.

AT&T Hudson Valley Youth Hack

Themes: Education leading to Employability. Professional Sustainability

October 12, 2019

Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh NY

Thank you everyone for joining the inaugural AT&T Hudson Valley Youth Hackathon!

It was exciting to see 100+ professionals working side by side with youth, and competing equally. We appreciate our partner, AT&T,  who lobbied with vigor to have kids involved more than we initially envisioned - it was amazingly inspirational and a learning experience for all! We discovered that our high schoolers are way more tech savvy than previous generations. They are thoughtful, engaged and capable. The startup bug bit them at the Hackathon - we can expect more tech entrepreneurs coming... Let's cultivate this spirit!

The HHVTechFest Hackathon participantsackathon revealed how the youth are driven to solve Hudson Valley employability and professional sustainability challenges. We were excited to see that we are all aligned in our dream of making the Hudson Valley a better place to live and work, and leveraging technology as a practical tool for this rising tide!

120 people participated at the Hackathon - volunteering, brainstorming, researching, creating, designing, coding. We appreciate our volunteers from DocuWare, Technically Creative and IBM, they were inspired and moved working with our amazing teams. We are happy to report some participants got job offers right after the Hackathon!

Thanks yo our sponsors - we got great prizes, swags, food and t-shirts for all participants! 

Eight amazing teams presented their projects, and we are happy to announce the winners:

  1. 1st place - Israel Pagan and Kevin Leto from Newburgh Free Academy, PTECH. Project: research on Public Transportation challenge for Newburgh, NY.
  2. 2nd place - Michael Coney, Mahassin Poree-EL. Jordan Christie, Luke Greave, Brandon Weygant. Project: EngineerU. 
  3. 3rd place - Anthony Grice, Morgan Stroud, Zachary Sheehan (Newburgh Free Academy, PTECH), Jazmin Pyle (Newburgh Girls Code Club). Project: fighting pollution in the Hudson Valley, NY.
  4. Special prize from 1Ci - Cheryl Schneider, Dominick Piaquadio, Ricky Lau, Steven Cina, Rahul Joseph. Project: TechDojo, matching developers with learning resources.

Go to the Hudson Valley Tech Festival & Hackathon gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions. Check photos on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HVTechFest/

Join us for the First Annual Hudson Valley Tech Festival Hackathon and apply your creative thinking, problem solving and basic technical skills to help create new employment opportunities and even better quality of life in our region.

Participants will engage in brainstorming and rapid “virtual” prototyping. Over a few short hours, your team based hard work will be validated by available mentors to help prepare you to pitch your “hack” to our panel of judges. A variety of awards will be provided based on how well each entry presents an underlying issue, the problem it creates, how you will solve the problem and the value your solution provides to our community.

What to Expect

The 2019 hackathon is a 7-hour brainstorming and idea-development competition to solve critical regional issues such as:

  • Declining higher education student enrollment
  • Disconnect between college programs and workforce skill requirements
  • Limited local continuing education opportunities
  • Retention of top talent and students in our region

Do you have an idea? Educators, students, designers, developers, social workers, business specialists, and anyone else interested in developing solutions are encouraged to join us for this fantastic event!


8:30am Doors open, Coffee
9:00-9:30 am Opening Ceremony: Dr. Jason N. Adsit, Mount Saint Mary College President, HVTechFest leaders
10:30 Hackathon kick-off
10:30-11:30am Pitchfest (60 sec/Pitch) & Team Development
11:30-3:30 ‘Building Time’. Over a few short hours, your team based hard work will be validated by available mentors to help prepare you to pitch your “hack” to our panel of judges.
12:00 Lunch - Enjoy lunch with fellow Festival participants. Lunch sponsor - MidHudson Federal Credit Union
11:00-3:00 Consultations with Mentors
12:30-2:00 Coding Classes with VidCode founder Leandra Tejedor
10:00-2:00 Capture the Flag - Joe Cupano - out of the Hackathon flow
3:30 Submit your project! Demo Intro, Welcome Judges
4:00-5:00 Presentations, Judging & Celebration
5-5:30 Closing Ceremony

This Hackathon is part of the Google Development Group DevFest, co-hosted by GDG Capital Region, NY


HV Tech Conference

October 11th - 12th, 2019

In addition to the Hackathon we have a full 2 day Conference scheduled. 40+ speakers, with 18 workshops on topics ranging from Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Ed Tech, Civic Tech and much much more.

Click to see all of the speakers, workshops, panels, lightening talks that we have scheduled and learn more about the Hudson Valley's premier Tech Conference.

Hudson Valley New York Tech Festival and Hackathon a DevFest for Developers, Coders, Designers, Tech Professionals, Networking, Remote Work



Calling all youth who code or who are interested in coding, as well as technologists and people of all ages who’d like to make a difference in their communities, to the region’s first regional Hudson Valley hackathon Oct. 12nd, 2019

Innovation event...Read more

#HVTech Festival was featured at Mid Hudson News

We are excited to receive the Orange County support and acknowledgement. We appreciate the team efforts to make it possible!Read more



We've been observing the lack of experienced tech workforce in Hudson Valley. We also see growing geek economy. Inspired by vision and opportunity to build a solid tech and startup ecosystem in Hudson Valley, NY we want to bring high quality intensive education and co-learning in technology and entrepreneurship.