John Polacek

Chicago Web Developer

Engineering manager and frontend lead at Howl

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My First Hackathon Win

Originally published on 4/12/2023
Most Valuable Award for Howl Hackathon 2023

I recently competed in my first ever Hackathon. It was an internal company competition that took place over two days at Howl. I managed to get a win under the "Most Valuable" category. I don’t think I can talk about what I built, but it puts me at one for one in hackathons I’ve participated in so far in my career.