ADI's annual week of learning and building at Columbia

DevFest is a week-long series of technical workshops held by ADI culminating in a 24-hour hackathon. DevFest focuses on fostering community and helping new developers end the week with a completed project.

Learn more at ! You can get updates and connect with fellow participants on Piazza.

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To demo a project for 2 minutes and be eligible for prizes, your team must:

  • Be between 1 and 5 members
  • Have at least one team member that is a current Columbia student


Your hack must:

  • Have been built by the team starting after kickoff last Saturday
  • Be submitted before 11:30AM on Saturday
  • Be appropriate for a general audience and align with the spirit of the Code of Conduct


Peter Boyce

Peter Boyce
Partner, General Catalyst

Rachel Laycock

Rachel Laycock
Head of Technology, Thoughtworks

Courteney Ervin

Courteney Ervin
Software Developer, NYPL

Chris Wiggins

Chris Wiggins
Chief Data Scientist, NYT

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
  • Technical Difficulty
  • Design and User Experience
  • Spirit of DevFest