Last year, Major League Hacking (MLH) empowered nearly 100,000 technologists worldwide. Our community is full of people who will change the world. It's their stories that inspire us to do what we do every day. We launched the MLH Top 50 to highlight a few of the most inspiring stories from the last year with the hope they’ll inspire you too. Read more →
Lily Perry created her first personal iOS project in high school after attending the 61st Commission on the Status of Women as a United Nations Delegate in 2017. She created a game to help educate young people on the sustainable development goal of gender equality. Since entering college, she has attended over 7 hackathons and codes projects such as WeMove, an app that pairs female users to walk over short distances so they don’t have to feel unsafe.
These hackers are people who have stood out from the crowd and done something exceptional within the hacker community. Whether they were creating an event to bring CS education to their area, working to make the tech world more inclusive, or programming a project with a positive impact on society, they have all inspired us. Many of these hackers made a real impact during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to help support their local tech communities. Like you, they are students or recent graduates who are using their knowledge to make the world a better place.