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
A Culture of Learning and Innovation
Cookies and Code
Every Wednesday night, ADI hosts Cookies & Code, where student developers meet one another, share feedback on code, and eat cookies.
Tech Talks, Workshops, and 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.
Learn. Build. Demo. Anyone. Seriously.
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.
Connected with the New York Startup Community
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
Open source projects built for and by Columbia students.
A resources page for people interested in learning to program, but might not know where to start.
We'd love to hear from you!
Part of the NYC startup community or an established business? Reach out to Columbia hackers.
Host a workshop with us. We'll take care of the details so you can focus on what's important: teaching.