Hi, Iā€™mĀ Matthew.

Iā€™m a 20-year-old web developer from West Lafayette, IN. I write code, organize hackathons, and eat Chipotle. šŸ³ļøā€šŸŒˆ
In high school, I did cool things like organize Windy City Hacks & run a Hack Club at my high school. Now I'm continuing to grow at Purdue University. āœØšŸš€šŸ‘

Previous Projects

The Hacker Zephyr

The Hacker Zephyr

Summer 2021, I helped organize a hackathon on a chartered train across the US, from Burlington, Vermont to Los Angeles, California. Over 10 days, 42 high schoolers built hundreds of mini projects on a local intranet as we traveled 3,502 miles across the country.
Hack Club

Hack Club

I graduated high school a semester early in December 2019 & took a gap year before college to work for Hack Club, a nonprofit that helps high schoolers start coding clubs. I worked out of Burlington, VT until June 2021 as the head of the clubs program, introducing new curriculum & a new leader guide, & helping students run awesome coding clubs.
Windy City Hacks

Windy City Hacks

On June 22-23, 2019, I ran Windy City Hacks, a 24-hour high school hackathon in Chicago. I spent 4 months leading a team of 7 to organize this event, raising a total of $14k and garnering 320 signups (160 of which attended).
West Lafayette Hack Club

West Lafayette Hack Club

I led a Hack Club at my high school for 2 and a half years. Meetings ran like mini-hackathons, where students learn to code by hacking on their own projects. It became a go-to place for students at my high school to explore coding in a fun, engaging way, & helped me grow tremendously as a leader.
Hack Pennsylvania

Hack Pennsylvania

On January 19-20, 2019, I helped organize Pennsylvania's largest high school hackathon in State College, PA. After 3 months of organizing, we raised $15k and garnered 207 signups (111 of which attended).
CodeDay Indianapolis

CodeDay Indianapolis

In August 2018, I started CodeDay Indianapolis, which ran for the first time in November 2018 and for the second time in February 2019. Though small (15-20 attendees), it was the first event of its kind ever organized in Indiana.