Meet The Self Taught High School Programmers Launching Hack The Heat


Screen Shot 2016-08-18 at 12.52.34 PMHack The Heat — a 24 hour hackathon coming up this Saturday, 12 noon at The Commons in Excelsior, is a first of its kind for students ages 12-18.

Organized by friends Luke Igel & Will Walcher, the inaugural event was born out of the desire to host a local hackathon geared towards students like themselves during the the dog days of summer.

Within a few months of conception, they had secured the name, space, sponsors, and enough participation to get things off the ground; the event has about 25 registered so far with a lineup of mentors and judges involved.