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In the fall of my sophomore year, I joined the Website team for HopHacks, JHU’s annual hackathon.

This was my first extended web development project. When I joined the team, our stack was comprised of a React frontend, a MongoDB database, and MeteorJS tying everything together. Meteor turned out to cause us more problems down the line, so in 2020-2021 the backend was rewritten in Flask.

In 2020, we transitioned to hosting a fully virtual hackathon conducted through Discord and Zoom. One of the cool things I picked up during this time is learning to code bots for Discord, which we used to automate our check-in process.

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