A self-taught computer programmer with a passion for entrepreneurship.
My name is Calix Huang and I'm 15 years old. I am an independent study student in a nationwide online school called Connections Academy. I am a completely self-taught computer programmer, and I learned through online resources and classes. Programming is a big part of my life, it's what provided me with the confidence to achieve things I could've never dreamed of.
HackCollab is a web based hackathon organizer, allowing hackathon competitors to form their teams and brainstorm ideas for the hackathon in advance. HackCollab aims to sponsor hackathons with the use of their software in order to allow for a more competitive and efficient hackathon, without wasting time on team mixers and idea brainstorming.
Ano.js is a free web animation platform that allows software engineers, web developers, or anyone creating a website to seamlessly integrate background web animations with a single line of code. The goal of Ano.js is to allow developers to get free web animations without having to create it themselves.
The Atoms & Bits Hackathon was put together by many amazingly successful high schoolers, and the event had a strong focus on entrepreneurship and business, which I loved. All products were required to have a business model, and our product, Ano.js, was the best of them all. I ended up forming a team with three other high schoolers and led the team from a product standpoint.
TeenTechSF Civic Hackathon was put together by TeenTechSF, a global student leadership council, and hosted at Make School, a computer science oriented private charter college. My partners and I placed second in the entire hackathon, and ended up getting an augmented reality motion sensor as a prize.
This was my first ever hackathon, and I won an honorable mention for most creative project, which was a facial recognition program powered with computer vision and deep learning.