Beowulf Horn, 23

Hacker, Organizer
Beowulf Horn
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Beowulf attended CUCCHack during his first year of university. During the event, CUCCHack organizers announced another hackathon the following weekend. Already hooked, Beowulf signed up and started attending hackathons as often as possible, amounting to over ten midway through his second term. Not only did CUCCHack make Beowulf excited about hackathons but it was where he met the people he would later start CovHack with.

Coming from Bourne, England, a very rural area lacking a tech community, Beowulf felt as if the university was the community he was waiting for with plenty of events across the country and the world where he could build wacky projects with new friends.

By organizing CovHack in 2019, Beowulf and his friends were able to make a real impact on their local community by bringing a hackathon back to their campus. Without CUCCHack, his school’s computer club hackathon, he probably would not have gotten involved as much as he did. 

Beyond the local community, Beowulf has been working with the Hackathon Hackers EU organizers on trying to get more cooperation between the communities, which hopefully will result in more hackathons, better mentorship, and overall more enjoyable events! All the teams have a lot of resources that could easily be shared between the events that would make them cheaper to run.

In addition to CovHack, Beowulf created a wiki for hackathons all over the UK, making sure all first-time and returning hackers are aware of the opportunities nearby and how to prepare themselves for events. He was inspired to make this after a conversation at the Hackathon Hackers EU conference digital watch party to help organize the sharing of resources and to share the platforms that organizers talk on. As a result, he has seen an increase in volunteers at hackathons and communication.

His favorite project was Applause Review which he made at R. U. Hacking? 2019. He made a version of DinoRun built into Chrome which was controlled by applause. It averaged out when to jump based on the sound it picked up by the devices connected to the site. Beowulf said this was his favorite demo because he had everyone clap for the project.

Quick Facts

Pronouns: He/Him
Hometown: Bourne, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
School: Coventry University
Graduation Date: 2020
First Hackathon: CUCCHack (Spring 2017)
Favorite Coding Language: Python, JavaScript with React/GatsbyJS
Can't Live Without: Vim and GSuite
Beowulf and his fellow organizers at the inaugural CovHack

Beowulf Horn, 23

Hacker, Organizer
Beowulf Horn
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Beowulf attended CUCCHack during his first year of university. During the event, CUCCHack organizers announced another hackathon the following weekend. Already hooked, Beowulf signed up and started attending hackathons as often as possible, amounting to over ten midway through his second term. Not only did CUCCHack make Beowulf excited about hackathons but it was where he met the people he would later start CovHack with.

Coming from Bourne, England, a very rural area lacking a tech community, Beowulf felt as if the university was the community he was waiting for with plenty of events across the country and the world where he could build wacky projects with new friends.

By organizing CovHack in 2019, Beowulf and his friends were able to make a real impact on their local community by bringing a hackathon back to their campus. Without CUCCHack, his school’s computer club hackathon, he probably would not have gotten involved as much as he did. 

Beyond the local community, Beowulf has been working with the Hackathon Hackers EU organizers on trying to get more cooperation between the communities, which hopefully will result in more hackathons, better mentorship, and overall more enjoyable events! All the teams have a lot of resources that could easily be shared between the events that would make them cheaper to run.

In addition to CovHack, Beowulf created a wiki for hackathons all over the UK, making sure all first-time and returning hackers are aware of the opportunities nearby and how to prepare themselves for events. He was inspired to make this after a conversation at the Hackathon Hackers EU conference digital watch party to help organize the sharing of resources and to share the platforms that organizers talk on. As a result, he has seen an increase in volunteers at hackathons and communication.

His favorite project was Applause Review which he made at R. U. Hacking? 2019. He made a version of DinoRun built into Chrome which was controlled by applause. It averaged out when to jump based on the sound it picked up by the devices connected to the site. Beowulf said this was his favorite demo because he had everyone clap for the project.

Quick Facts

Pronouns: He/Him
Hometown: Bourne, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
School: Coventry University
Graduation Date: 2020
First Hackathon: CUCCHack (Spring 2017)
Favorite Coding Language: Python, JavaScript with React/GatsbyJS
Can't Live Without: Vim and GSuite
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Beowulf and his fellow organizers at the inaugural CovHack

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