The hack.init() Hackathon was founded in Philadelphia in January 2017. We at hack.init() love technology and devote ourselves to providing young hackers with a feast of creativity, collaboration and rapid learning.
The masterminds behind hack.init() are a team of around 40 skilled college and high school students coming from various backgrounds and from different geolocations around the world.
In pursuit of promoting STEM education, we are confident to deliver our message loud and clear: "this hackathon is for everyone; all you need to bring is passion in learning and making."
Terry Crawford is a Co-Founder and the CEO of InitialView. A graduate of the University of Virginia and Michigan Law School and a former student at Tsinghua University, Terry is a recovering lawyer, having previously practiced law in Beijing with the Wall Street law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Since starting InitialView in 2009, he has perhaps spoken to more Chinese high school students than anyone else in the world. He is a frequent commentator in the press on issues of China admissions, having been quoted in various publications such as The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Terry lives in Beijing with his co-founder wife and three children who go to a local Chinese school.
Gloria Chyou Crawford is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of InitialView, an interview services organization that provides a platform to top students who want to demonstrate their communication skills to admission officers in a credible and transparent fashion. Originally from Seattle and a graduate of Wellesley College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Gloria first came to Beijing in the early 2000s as an educator. In addition to managing the day-to-day processes at InitialView, Gloria is the mother of three children, and often writes about their adventures in a local Beijing elementary school on her blog, www.middleschoolkingdom.com.