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 →
Athul Blesson found himself delving into tech when he watched Iron Man 3 and wanted to create his own AI assistant. After signing up for online coding courses, he was hooked and sought out hacking communities. He stumbled upon Hack Club and started a chapter at his high school in 2017. Since then, he has grown his group from 12 to 600+ members and has helped to launch 112 high school coding clubs in the Asia-Pacific region as the Hack Club APAC regional director.
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.