Code Day Austin
This past weekend I stopped Code Day Austin at HubAustin. My friend and bro-host, Andy joined two other Austin folks to judge the work that about 20 middle and high school students created on over the weekend.
When we walked, the coders had been awake for 24 hours straight and the room was filled empty pizza boxes, half eaten donuts, and empty energy drink cans. All the coders were in high spirits though!
There were 5 awards in total: Top overall, top app, top game, most promising, and most fun. I'm so impressed with all the work, especially team "Track This Element" who took home the top prize for a awesome Google Chrome plug-in. I can't wait for these coders to get out into the tech world. I can see already that high school they've outgrown high school!
A huge thanks to Luke Wright and Casey Sandberg for putting together such a successful event.tags: community hackathon productivity