Tech@NYU is NYC’s largest student-run organization of hackers, designers, and builders. We think students need to build stuff. Lots of stuff. Sitting around and talking about the stuff doesn’t count, winning contests with the stuff doesn’t count, only shipping the stuff counts.

Ship often. Ship lousy stuff, but ship. Ship constantly.

-Seth Godin

This is a list of the stuff Tech@NYU members and alumni have shipped.

Demodays

DemoDays projects from NYU Students. For all demos, visit the full DemoDays Archive here.

Libraries
  • Cbuilder

    Nate Berkopec

    A lightweight DSL for comma-separated value output in Ruby.

    http://caffeinatedlabs.github.com/cbuilder

  • ConditionalSection

    Ethan Resnick

    A JS library for implementing three UI elements that support progressive disclosure. Those elements are a condition section, a conditional section set, and a decision screen.

    https://github.com/ethanresnick/ConditionalSection

  • Extract Name Parts

    Ethan Resnick

    A PHP class to break a full name string into its component parts (i.e. first name, last name, and (optionally) middle initial). A lot of websites still ask users for their first and last name in separate form fields. In most cases, I think this is unnecessary and bad for UX. Better to have one "Full Name" field and split the name up behind the scenes. This class does that splitting. It's built for English names.

    https://github.com/ethanresnick/ExtractNameParts

  • JSON API

    Ethan Resnick

    A library for generating responses compliant with the JSON API spec

    https://github.com/ethanresnick/json-api

  • Numbers.js

    Steve Kaliski

    David Byrd

    Ethan Resnick

    Advanced Mathematics Library for Node.js and JavaScript. Numbers provides a comprehensive set of mathematical tools that currently are not offered in JavaScript, including basic calculations, calculus, matrix operations, prime numbers, statistics and more...

    https://github.com/sjkaliski/numbers.js

  • Phys.Js

    Abhi Agarwal

    Philip Ottesen

    Phys is a library created for individuals who want to use simple or advanced physics functions in their day-to-day work. This library includes functions for mechanics, thermal physics, oscillations and wave theory, electric current and electromagnetic induction, fields, forces and motions in fields, energy, power, and climate change, atomic and nuclear physics, quantum physics...

    http://www.physjs.org/

Projects
  • 20-something in NYC

    Kim Pham

    Social project to collect the stories and learnings of 20-somethings in NYC. Responses in 5 different languages, 800+ responses, tweeted by Girls (HBO show!)

    http://20somethinginnyc.com

  • Audio Visualizer

    Emmett Butler

    This project provides realtime 3d visualization of WAV audio streams. The visualizations created are mainly abstract and can be considered an emulation of the iTunes (or, more accurately, WMP) visualizer. It uses OpenGL, freeglut, portaudio and libsndfile to create these visuals in real time. The project uses autoconf and can be compiled against the Mac Carbon framework or libGl on linux.

    https://github.com/emmett9001/Audio-Visualizer

  • Autosets

    Matt Ruzicka

    Posts your most-liked Instagram photos to Tumblr automatically at an interval of your choosing.

  • Bento

    Jon Chan

    Provides resources for people to learn how to code intuitively. Made front page of Reddit and HackerNews, press coverage. Looking for sponsors.

    http://bentobox.io

  • Beyonce Trader

    Andrew Bryk

    Abhi Agarwal

    Terri Burns

    Cheryl Wu

    Beyoncé Trader tells you how the stock market is doing, straight from the female version of a hustla herself. Built over the tech@NYU eboard retreat in January 2014. Covered by NYU Local and The Observer.

    http://beyoncetrader.com

  • Candela

    Emmett Butler

    Candela is a simple shell-building system that uses python and curses to help developers create customized command line interfaces. It has a simple interface, is well documented, and allows developers to take command-based tools to the next level of complexity and usability.

    https://github.com/emmett9001/candela

  • Diceware

    Ethan Resnick

    This app generates passwords made of random words instead of random characters and symbols. This makes the passwords both more secure (because we pull from about 7,000 words compared to the 90 possible symbols) and easier to remember—no more "hek2aCa87x.;s"-style passwords.

    http://www.ethanresnick.com/diceware/

  • Eat With Me

    Cheryl Wu

    EatwithMe is a healthy habits platform for families and kids. Kids learn about the effects of their real world eating habits through a virtual pet. Winner of the Health track at Feast Hackathon 2013

    http://eatwithmenow.herokuapp.com

  • Event Book 2.0

    Abhinay Ashutosh

    Apple and TechCrunch featured calendar app integrating weather, maps, and location with beautiful and simple design. Featured by Apple as New & Noteworthy, Featured by Apple in 13 countries as "Best Apps for Your New iPhone", Featured in TechCrunch for 2.0 launch, 150,000+ downloads to date

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/event-book/id599232745

  • Go Spotify

    Abhi Agarwal

    Command-line Spotify client for Mac. It uses osascript to command, and run the commands.

    https://github.com/AbhiAgarwal/go-spotify

  • Grantophone

    Grant Kot

    A synthesizer for mobile devices. Featured as one of Gizmodo's favorite Windows 8 apps. Available for iOS and Windows Phone.

    http://grantkot.com/grantophone.html

  • GudGuy

    Jerimiah Malina

    My IRC bot built with irctk that sits in #tech@nyu on irc.freenode.net and searches the internets for the gud stuff. Currently searches Giphy, SoundCloud, and YouTube.

    https://github.com/jjmalina/gudguy

  • HashMash

    Matt Ruzicka

  • Italian Conjugator

    Ethan Resnick

    A web app to practice Italian conjugations.

    http://www.ethanresnick.com/civem/#!start

  • Jellyfishing in Virtual Reality

    Dani Grant

    http://instagram.com/p/g_cA6BtvXP/

  • Kazzly

    Ben Paster

    http://kazzly.com

  • LoCreep

    Misha Ponizil

    A text-message service for dealing with the creepers in your life. Demoed at NY Tech Meetup.

  • Merchant Scroll

    Emmett Butler

    Merchant Scroll is a Magic: The Gathering deck price calculator. It is a script that reads the tcgplayer.com card price lists and calculates deck prices from .dec files.

    https://github.com/emmett9001/Merchant-Scroll

  • Non-humans of New York

    Sarah Scott

    A collaboration with Natalie Jeremijenko to track and record images of native species of NYC. The first species we are working with is the diamondback terrapin. Currently working on a prototype for GPS tracking.

  • Starry Night

    Dani Grant

    Generate Starry Night in Processing

    https://github.com/danigrant/Starry-Night

  • Telluric Season

    Terri Burns

    Telluric Season is an online publication tailored towards nature photography and environmental awareness. Photographers from publications like National Geographic and Time have been featured in issues.

    http://www.telluricseason.com/

  • Twitter is Hungry

    Dani Grant

    Data Visualization: How many people are hungry on Twitter right now?

    https://github.com/danigrant/TwitterIsHungry

  • uiuiu.me

    Cheryl Wu

    UIUIU.me is an experimental Internet art portfolio, at the juncture of art, design, technology, and math.

    http://uiuiu.me

  • Whackamole

    Dani Grant

    A whack-a-mole game created in Processing.

    https://github.com/danigrant/whackamole

  • WhatupNYU

    Abhi Agarwal

    NYU's social media together into one place. Had 6,000++ people on the first night using the app.

Games
  • Heads Up! Hot Dogs

    Emmett Butler

    The world's first and best frankfurter-wearing simulator finally arrives on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch! Assembled with the utmost care and attention under the supervision of highly-trained pixel craftsmen, Heads Up! Hot Dogs will tickle your fingertips as well as your taste buds with its rich tapestry of 2D flavors.

    https://itunes.apple.com/app/heads-up!-hot-dogs/id557891567?mt=8

  • Roll'em Goll'em

    Michael Bartnett

    A platformer game that takes place (half) in the future. A split-screen view shows the future on the top half, and the present on the bottom, creating interesting and mind-bending puzzles that require a lot of thinking ahead.

    http://archive.globalgamejam.org/2012/rollem-golem

Events
Startups
  • AdMoar

    Stacey Ferreira

    Buy & Sell Ad Space. AdMoar is the simplest way to find the perfect match between a brand and an advertising vehicle.

    http://www.admoar.com/

  • besimpler

    Ben Paster

    besimpler builds streamlined, cloud-based interfaces and data flows to provide educational entities with an industry leading web based interface. besimpler interfaces and APIs simplify data processing, management and mapping across endpoints.

    http://simpler.im

  • Branch

    Hursh Agrawal

    An online conversation platform. In addition to co-founder Hursh (founder of Tech@NYU's HackDays), employed two Tech@NYU alumni. Raised $2m from Obvious Corporation, Lerer Ventures, and SV Angel. Acquired by Facebook.

    http://branch.com

  • Javelin

    Trevor Owens

    Javelin creates tools and services to help you change your world. Creator of the popular Lean Startup Machine workshop, QuickMVP and Experiment Board.

    http://javelin.com/

  • Kipin Hall

    Abhinay Ashutosh

    Kipin Hall is an education and community life platform rolling out to NYU and the greater NYC area next semester. Looking for investors, testers, coders, marketers, student activists both at NYU and in the greater NYC area.

    http://kipinhall.com/

  • MySocialCloud

    Stacey Ferreira

    MySocialCloud.com is an online platform that allows you to manage all of your logins one simple, secure place on the cloud. Acquired by Reputation.com

    https://mysocialcloud.com/

  • Potluck

    Hursh Agrawal

    Potluck is an iPhone app that lets you find out what’s going on and chat about it with friends. Acquired by Facebook.

    http://potluck.it

  • Samplrs

    Jake Siegal

    A subscription service for getting amazing local food delivered to your door once a month. Also features a loyalty points system and food-themed events for members. Acquired by Fancy.

    http://samplrs.com

  • Student to Student

    Steven Chan

    A non-profit leveling the playing field for under-resourced, low-income middle school students who wish to gain entry into New York City’s elite specialized public high schools by providing academic resources they would otherwise not be able to afford.