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The Application Development Initiative seeks to nurture student creativity and technological aptitude by creating a community and resources for student developers of all talents and interests.

What We Do

Cookies and Code

Every Wednesday night, ADI hosts Cookies & Code, where student developers meet one another, share feedback on code, and eat cookies.

Weekly Events

ADI hosts weekly workshops and tech talks, bringing professional developers to campus to teach students their expertise. In addition, ADI hosts student-run talks, during which students teach each other skills they have developed.

DevFest

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

Startup Job Fair

ADI hosts a yearly job fair in the fall for student developers to connect with New York tech startups in a low-key and casual environment. Last year we hosted twenty companies and over 250 students.

ADI Infrastructure Projects

ADI Resources

A resources page for people interested in learning to program, but might not know where to start.

Launch

Courses

A scheduler builder for planning your semester's classes. Powered by data.adicu.com!

Launch

data.adicu.com

An API for accessing Columbia's open-source data sets, from housing to dining to athletics.

Launch

Recent Blog Posts

Jared Browarnik Cofounds TheTake

29 Mar 2014

In January 2013, while the rest of the student body was on Winter Break, Jared Browarnik, SEAS’16, attended a 5-day intensive startup entrepreneurship class held by entrepreneurship guru Steve Blank. There, he met Tyler Cooper, a student in the Executive MBA program at Columbia. When the class began to make... Read more

Get Involved

Come to Cookies and Code

Eat cookies with us Wednesdays nights in
Lerner Hall room 569.

  • Delicious cookies and milk

  • Collaborative work space

  • Work on your personal projects

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Contact

Networking

Part of the NYC startup community or an established business? Reach out to Columbia hackers.

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Social

Co-sponsor an campus event with us, we put the "Fun" in "Fundamentals of Computer Science".

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Workshops

Host a workshop with us. We'll take care of the details so you can focus on what's important: teaching.

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Infrastructure

Help make ADI's technical projects better by suggesting cool features and providing feedback.

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