Senior student athletes Sachin Katyal (Basketball and Soccer) and Tyler Williams (Soccer and Lacrosse) are gearing up for another successful Hack HSV on March 2, 2019.
Most of you know the story of how Tyler and I created Alabama’s first high school hackathon, which is just a fancy way of saying computer coding marathon, that we called Hack HSV. For those of you who are not familiar with the story, I first learned about these type of events my sophomore year when I attended one myself for three nights in a Masonic Temple in Michigan. After returning from the Michigan hackathon, I was eager to bring a similar event to Alabama. At the inaugural Hack HSV, the cafeteria on Garth Campus held 41 high school students.
However, what most of you don’t know, is that Hack HSV almost never happened. It wasn’t just one moment, though, that derailed the entire event. There were multiple challenges, and we had to face them all simultaneously. – Sachin Katyal