Hello World!

We're starting a blog for MHacks. This isn't about promoting MHacks, but #hackathonseason as a whole, and telling the stories and journeys of those who had a defining moment-- where something in their life changes as a result of a hackathon. 

We're incredibly excited to tell these stories, because these are our stories too. As hackathon organizers, we work hard to create amazing hacker experiences because we know that we have an opportunity to touch so many lives, and help people realize their own potential. 

MHacks is launching next week, but theres no reason that the conversation can't start right now. Through this blog, we want to hear from hackathon organizers, hackers, sponsors, and you.

If you're interested in writing for the MHacks Blog, contact us at mhacksblog@umich.edu or on Facebook.  Because this isn't just about MHacks-- this is about spreading the idea of hackathons and action-based education to everyone. We value diversity, new hackers, and creating the best experiences for hackers to catalyze the next great ideas into the next great realities. That's not hyperbole.  Hackathons are for everyone and might be the single greatest educational revolution since the Internet.  

Comment on our blog, write about your first hackathon--we're all writing history together. 

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Dave Fontenot upvoted this post.
My first hackathon was a small one in my hometown of Boulder, CO and since then I've done things I never thought I would like judge projects and even mentor at hackathons targeted towards beginners!
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My hackathon life story!
MHacks III was my first hackathon and I had a great time. As a high school hacker, it really proved to me that I was good at coding and I could really pursue computer science as a career. I was lucky enough to lead a small team(that didn't get finished quick enough for the submit deadline), but I met a ton of other great, friendly hackers and learned about a culture I never even knew existed. To this day I push myself to work as hard as I did at the hackathon because it's probably one of my best moments as a hacker.
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