FNU Student Leon Kipkoech is representing Florida National University and FNU Tech at the Miami Hack Week’s First edition of hack@campus! Leon’s passion and interest in tech stood out as he was selected as a part of a group of 100 students from across Miami Dade County participating this week. Hack@campus is fundamentally a “hackathon” or a coding competition organized by the city of Miami and other institutions taking place from January 23rd to 30th in Downtown Miami.
Leon started studying at FNU in August 2020 while he was still in Kenya, in January 2021 he moved to the United States and is in the sophomore year of his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree. He also serve as FNUTech’s President and a member of our cross-country team. He is already a software development intern at a startup company based in Pittsburg, PA called Sustainible.io.
“The Hack@Campus student track will allow us to integrate local students into our rapidly growing local tech industry,” said Ja’dan Johnson, Executive Director of Miami Hack Week. “That way, once those students are ready to look for an internship or job, they’ll already have relevant experience and relationships in place.”
At FNU, we are extremely proud of Leon and wish him the best of luck this week. Thank you, Leon, for spreading the word about tech at FNU and networking with speakers for future FNUTech club events.