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June 27-29 2014

Starting at 5:00 pm


New York City

General Assembly East

Let's re-engineer the future of food.

Food+Tech Connect, in partnership with Applegate, Google, Chipotle, Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group and Studio Industries, is bringing restaurant and foodservice rabble-rousers together with tech and design nerds to hack a better future for dining. Over the course of the weekend, chefs, engineers, entrepreneurs, executives, designers and data scientists will prototype open-source software and hardware solutions to industry-wide challenges. Learn more about the challenges here: Google, Chipotle, Applegate, & B&B. Check out our rockstar judges here. Check all of the prizes here.

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This isn't your typical hackathon.

Food presents some of the most dauntingly complex problems around, and no good solution can be designed without a careful understanding of the users and interconnected systems. Hack//Dining is about creating real solutions, not just nifty apps. So we're collaborating with our partners to identify some industry-wide challenges. And to help participants attack problems smarter and faster, we're working with Studio Industries to create a new hackathon model called Design Hacking.

Design Hacking blends the best of Design Thinking and hackathons. Learn more about the process here.


Meet our rockstar judges.

Hailing from Union Square Hospitality Group, International Culinary Center and NY Tech Meetup, as well as Booker and Dax, wd~50,, S2G Ventures and Expa Capital, these luminaries will be judging the Hack//Dining demos and selecting the winners. Have a look at their bios here or click the image below to check out all the innovative things they’re cooking up. Judges image-01

Want to hack a better future for food?

You can purchase individual tickets for $50 below. If you're participating on behalf of an organization with more than 10 employees, please register for a corporate ticket - available for $100. Spaces are limited, so sign up to hack the future of dining today.

Looking for another way to get involved?

Overwhelmed with all of the restaurant technology options out there? Struggling with how to scale your restaurant? Looking for ways to boost your employee retention? Check out our series of marketing and technology strategy classes. Purchase individual tickets below or attend all three for just $60. Space is limited, so snag your spot today!

What is Food+Tech Connect all about?

Food+Tech Connect is the site of record and connector for the food tech sector. Through our daily news and analysis, events and online courses, we help innovators transform the food industry, from farm to fork.

Blending the best of design thinking and hacking, Food+Tech Connect's annual hackathons bring food, health, technology and design innovators together to tackle some of the food industry's greatest challenges. Our mission is to ignite a revolution in the way we solve food problems, because we know that together we can create a more sustainable, profitable and healthy future for food.


A taste of our last hackathon.

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Classes & Panels

We're hosting marketing and technology strategy classes on Saturday, June 28. Check out the instructors and panelists below and purchase tickets here.

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Hungry for more info?

Get the details on FTC hackathons past and present below.

Meet Our Advisors

April 22, 2014

Hack Dining NYC Judges

Meet the Judges

June 20, 2014

Restaurant IT Class - Food+Tech Connect

Classes & Panels

June 05, 2014


April 22, 2014

How Food+Tech Connect Hackathons Work

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Let's re-engineer the future of food