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.
This is a list of the stuff Tech@NYU members and alumni have shipped.
Documenting hackers all around the world. Hackers are superheroes to one another. This is so empowering, even outside the scope of tech. What could I do to give this optimism to others, to get people hacking? Covered by Techcrunch, Business Insider, and Inc. Magazine.
DemoDays projects from NYU Students. For all demos, visit the full DemoDays Archive here.
A lightweight DSL for comma-separated value output in Ruby.
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.
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.
A library for generating responses compliant with the JSON API spec
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...
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!)
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.
Provides resources for people to learn how to code intuitively. Made front page of Reddit and HackerNews, press coverage. Looking for sponsors.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Command-line Spotify client for Mac. It uses osascript to command, and run the commands.
A synthesizer for mobile devices. Featured as one of Gizmodo's favorite Windows 8 apps. Available for iOS and Windows Phone.
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.
A web app to practice Italian conjugations.
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.
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.
Generate Starry Night in Processing
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.
Data Visualization: How many people are hungry on Twitter right now?
UIUIU.me is an experimental Internet art portfolio, at the juncture of art, design, technology, and math.
A whack-a-mole game created in Processing.
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.
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.
A charity event that raised over $100k for local non-profit hackNY. Over 1500 attendees at the Armory, with many NYC companies like Turntable.fm, Birchbox and Union Square Ventures providing support.
Buy & Sell Ad Space. AdMoar is the simplest way to find the perfect match between a brand and an advertising vehicle.
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.
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.
Javelin creates tools and services to help you change your world. Creator of the popular Lean Startup Machine workshop, QuickMVP and Experiment Board.
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.
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
Potluck is an iPhone app that lets you find out what’s going on and chat about it with friends. Acquired by Facebook.
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.