The AMNH BridgeUP: STEM hackathon builds a bridge between world-class specialists in their scientific or research fields and commercial professionals who work daily with cutting edge technologies; this unique collaborative environment creates opportunities to cross-pollinate expertise and inspire innovations that would otherwise never occur. The BridgeUP hackathon is unique in that it creates an experimental laboratory to explore the future of computation and science and to attempt to build initial prototypes of applications, completely in alignment with the mission of the museum. In addition, the hackathon is a conduit of citizen science where public participants create real tools or otherwise build actual solutions to problems in scientific education, communication, and research at the AMNH.

 

Join the hackathon’s technologist mailing list today to stay in the loop about future hackathons by dropping us a line at bridgeuphackathon@amnh.org with the subject "Hackathon." Space is limited, and the hackathon event often fills up before it is announced to the general public, so join our mailing list as soon as possible. If you have registered for a previous BridgeUP: STEM hackathon, don't worry, you're already on the mailing list.

Past Offerings

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Hack the Stacks

November 18, 2016 - November 20, 2016

The third annual BridgeUP: STEM hackathon at the Museum, where New York City technologists and museum researchers explored new computational ways to process, visualize, and analyze datasets from the museum’s Research Library.

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Hack the Dinos

November 20, 2015 - November 22, 2015

The second annual BridgeUP: STEM hackathon, and the world's first dinosaur hackathon! New York City technologists and museum researchers explored new computational ways to advance paleontology.

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Hack the Universe

November 8, 2014 - November 9, 2014

The Museum’s first annual BridgeUP: STEM hackathon, where New York City technologists and museum researchers explored new computational ways to study, visualize, and understand the universe.

This program is generously funded by the Helen Gurley Brown Revocable Trust for the American Museum of Natural History’s BridgeUP: STEM initiative.