Hi 👋 I'm Mingjie.

I'm a junior at Thomas S. Wootton High School in Rockville, Maryland. I'm passionate about computer science & fields of technology, and I run various programs to get others excited about them, too.

I 🌟 Hack Club

I was introduced to the Hack Club community during winter of 2017. Aside from running my own branch of Hack Club at my high school, I am also one of Hack Club's core team members, managing the organization's student community & social media presence.

Hack Club is no ordinary coding club. During meetings, members get to explore fascinating facts in the field of computer science, and collaborate with their friends to build their own projects, whether it's in a form of a website, an app, or a game.

I ❤️ CodeDay®

I run CodeDay DC, an event where students get together and learn to code for 24 hours. Since I took over the event in February, 2018, the size of the event has already doubled, from just 40 attendees to almost 100.

Back in May of 2018, I also helped CodeDay start in a new region — Richmond, Virginia. While most students come to CodeDay knowing almost nothing about programming, they almost always bring home an app or game of their own.

I ⚡️ Hackathons

I could not have been who I am today without attending Bitcamp 2017, my first hackathon I attended. However, collegiate hackathons are not always open for high school students. Therefore, I, along with my best friends at Hack Club, decided to run high school hackathons that are accessible to students of all backgrounds around the nation.

During the past year, we've already hosted Hack Chicago, the Midwest's largest high school hackathon, as well as McDonogh Hacks, McDonogh School's first open hackathon. And there're more events coming up in the future!

We should talk!

Feel free to reach out to me at jiang@mingjie.info. Or, you can find me via my handle @itsmingjie pretty much anywhere on the internet.