A few of us at Codecademy spent the weekend at MIT for HackMIT - a hackathon involving over 1000 college students from around the world. It’s been an awesome experience seeing so many coders in one location hacking away at amazing projects.
The atmosphere inspired us to start hacking ourselves. For our hack, we decided to programmatically find the most active Codecademy users at HackMIT and give them some love and swag.
By querying our database for all of the emails of attendees at HackMIT, we were able to find all the Codecademy users in attendance. We then sorted the list of users by points and achievements to find the top 3 most active Codecademy users at HackMIT.
Here is a photo of us with our top HackMIT user - spiltpeasoup!
We were surprised to find out that over 25% of hackers at HackMIT have a Codecademy account! If you are at HackMIT this weekend, stop by and say hi!