Alabama's First High School Hackathon

Over 40 students participated in Alabama's first high school hackathon.

Over 40 students participated in Alabama's first high school hackathon.

This past weekend, New Leaf Digital sponsored Sachin Katyal and Tyler Williams' high school hackathon, which took place at the Randolph School. Over 40 high schoolers participated and built space-themed innovations using a variety of software languages and frameworks including Python, Unity, and Scratch. http://www.hackhsv.com

New Leaf Digital brought 15 mentors, speakers, and judges to help facilitate the event. The New Leaf crew included a number of senior software engineers, along with a mechanical engineer from NASA and a couple members of New Leaf Digital's management team.

In the end, the team that won built a plant management system for managing vegetation on a flight headed toward Mars. Check it out: https://alextigernick.github.io/UAMS/home.html

One of our mentors, Kevin Kanzelmeyer, helps a student with his code.

One of our mentors, Kevin Kanzelmeyer, helps a student with his code.

Another mentor, Lacey Reinoehl, looks on as a student shows her her project.

Another mentor, Lacey Reinoehl, looks on as a student shows her her project.