As we get ready to break for the holidays, it's an excellent time to reflect on the experiences of one of our most active student members, Nathan Doraty. Nathan is a third-year student in Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta. We see Nathan on a regular basis; at Hack Days, DemoCamp, meetups, and the Student Summer Program. He's one of our biggest champions, and we're thrilled to have him as part of the community.
To say the past few months have been busy for Nathan would be an understatement! With a little under a year in hackathon experience under his belt, Nathan and his friends won the prestigious Hack the North contest at the University of Waterloo and then were invited to the Facebook campus in Palo Alto to compete alongside some of the brightest students on the continent. We had the chance to sit down with Nathan and chat about why he makes times for hackathons and how the local startup community has impacted his approach to school.