Tech Festival

April 4 - 7, 2019


Where students across New York City will come together, learn from other established and aspiring technologists, and solve problems using technology.

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The Tech Festival will be a time for students all across the United States to come together, meet and collaborate with other students and technologists, to solve problems using technology. The Festival will feature student technologists of all ages, showcasing their hacks or talking about their beloved project.


Panels & Networking


Technology Conference


24-Hour Hackathon


Closing & Talent Showcase


Please note that the schedule is subject to change; check frequently for updates!

Thursday, April 4 - Tech Panel at JackPocket

Time Event Room
6:00 PM Doors Open / Check In (Doors Close at 6:40 PM) Jackpocket Lobby
7:00 PM Panel 2nd Floor
8:00 PM Cocktails 2nd Floor
9:00 PM Wrap Up + See you tomorrow! 2nd Floor

Friday, April 5 - Conference at Google

Time Event Room
9:15 AM Doors Open / Check In (Doors Close at 9:50 AM) Room Name: Google Lobby
10:00 AM Opening Ceremony Room Name: Main Auditorium
10:30 AM Keynote Room Name: Main Auditorium
11:15 AM Workshop: Sonic Pi Room Name: Uptown Training
11:15 AM An Unlikely Career in Tech: From Book Publishing to a Decade at Google to Butterflyone Room Name: One World Trade Center
11:15 AM Workshop: Google Resume Room Name: Main Auditorium
11:15 AM Activity: Kahoot Room Name: Wind Tunnel
12:45 PM Lunch & Networking Panel Room Name: Main Auditorium
1:30 PM Hacking Humans Room Name: Wind Tunnel
1:30 PM Workshop: Building Professional Relations Room Name: One World Trade Center
1:30 PM Workshop: Google Technical Interview Room Name: Main Auditorium
1:45 PM Workshop: Game Design Room Name: Uptown Training
2:45 PM Workshop: LinkedIn Room Name: Wind Tunnel
2:45 PM Workshop: Git / GitHub Room Name: Uptown Training
2:45 PM Panel Room Name: Main Auditorium
2:45 PM Workshop: Intro to R Room Name: One World Trade Center
3:45 PM Wrap Up + See you tomorrow! Room Name: Main Auditorium



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What is the Tech Festival?

The Tech Festival will feature student and professional panels, a technology conference, a 24 hour hackathon, and countless numbers of ways for students to learn about and prepare for careers in technology. The Festival will have events from Networking Panels to TEDx speakers to a 24-hour hackathon.

Who can attend?

Everyone is allowed to participate in the Hackathon. Please have a state ID with you on the day of the Event. And by everyone, we do mean everyone, from middle school students to industry professionals.

How will I know if I am registered?

Keep an eye out on your emails. We will be sending out bi-weekly emails to keep you all posted. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Where will the Tech Festival be held?

The events will be happening primarily at Queens College this year, but we will be hosting some pop-up events across ALL CUNY Campuses. Follow us on social media to learn more. As we get closer to the event, we will be sharing the exact locations and other logistical information.

How to get to Queens College?

If you are driving:
Note, parking lots 5 & 14 (the reserved parking lots for the event) are located behind the Summit Residence. As a suggestion, guests should use the Main Street exit off the Long Island Expressway and enter campus through Gate 3 located on Reeves Avenue and 153rd Street.
Taking public transportation:
Take the Q88 to Horace Harding Exp & 153 Bus stop;
Take the 7 to Flushing Main Street, and take the Q34/Q25 towards Jamaica and get off in front of Queens College Kissena/Melbourne Avenue;
Take the E/F to Forest Hills and then take the Q64 to Kissena Blvd and walk to the Dining Hall.

What does it cost to attend the event?

$0. The event is being sponsored by various sponsors, so that you don’t have to pay a dime!

Can I attend all days? Can I only come in for the conference?

Yes. And Yes.

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