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Genoa Students Attend GlassHacks Event

Genoa High School Students

Genoa students AJ Helle and Blaine Maluchnik attended the 2016 GlassHacks 24 hour hackathon hosted at Maumee Valley Country Day School on October 15th and 16th.  Hackathons are 24 to 36 hour events where teams of students (experienced AND beginner) work together to build projects in both software and hardware.  The event included workshops, contests and keynote speakers on technology.

Blaine, an 8th grader at Genoa said "getting to go to GlassHacks was a great experience.  I learned a lot about programming, coding, and technology overall.  I'm really glad I got to go."  Freshman AJ Helle said "There were some very interesting workshops and displays such as Alienware computers, virtual reality headsets and Samsung VR2 robotics.  Glasshacks was a really a neat experience.  I didn't know much javascript before the weekend, but by Sunday I wrote a 60 line long script that could control a chatbot.  Blaine and I had a great a time."

GlassHacks is part of the Major League Hacking (MLH), the official student hackathon league that  sponsors and supports over 200 weekend-long invention competitions that inspire innovation, cultivate communities and teach computer science skills to more than 65,000 students.