Alex Godin: High school in the age of the hacker

Seventeen year old high school junior Alex Godin was a crowd-pleaser when he presented his 5-minute, 20-slide, no-nonsense talk at Ignite NYC last week, Highschool in the Age of the Hacker: What’s Wrong and What’s Right with the High School System. Quoting Ralph Waldo Emerson, John D. Rockefeller and referencing the movie Office Space, Godin expressed emphatically that, “Hackers don’t care what the rest of the world thinks….They build something great.” Coming on the heels of winning the grand prize at NY Tech Meetup’s Startup weekend, this kid is worth keeping an eye on.

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