Hackathons: Building Apps & Building Skill

May 7, 2013

So, hackathons… I’ve been looking forward to this post, as hackathons are near and dear to me. Over the last couple years, I led the organizational efforts for PennApps, the student-run hackathon hosted at University of Pennsylvania (Penn) every semester. In that time, PennApps has grown significantly to become one of the biggest student-run college hackathons […]

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Tech & Education

April 23, 2013

I love education. My parents instilled in me a deep love of learning and a thirst for knowledge from a young age. That interest has manifested itself in a number of ways. I have been a teaching assistant at Penn for the last 5 semesters, interned at the edtech company, Piazza, after my freshman summer, […]

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SXSW Recap

March 14, 2013

“Hi, I’m Pulak, this is Dave, and we run the two biggest college hackathons in the country.” Pretty good intro, right? My friend Dave Fontenot goes to the University of Michigan, where back in February he led MHacks to surpass PennApps as the largest college hackathon in the country. Rather than be bitter, I took […]

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