@abbanso100It’s time to party and make your birthday as special as you are! I hope your day is fantastic, and the year ahead even better still. Happy birthday! @zrl
@ericzhu0@zrl happy b day heres a music vid I made- Thanks @michael.destefanis for the inspiration@philipstudentemail0Happy Birthday Zach!!! I hope you've had a wonderful day!!! I stumbled into this club a few months ago, but love it!! Thank you so much for all the time and energy you've invested in hack club and hack clubbers! @zrl
@akshaygautam0100I was a curious kid, too curious to handle sometimes. But my father knew that I was different than the normal bunch and so he always supported me. I used to buy toys just to disassemble those, I even used to dismantle home appliances and any hardware stuff I could find. Most people thought I'm just a destructive kid ,but my father supported me and then I learned about an equally intresting thing "coding".
My father has too less computer knowledge to understand it, and the few friends I had just didn't care. I felt Alone
But few months ago I discovered a community completely suited for me, full of people like me, full of people better than me. A place where I think I finally belong to, Hack Club.
Happy Birthday and thank you @zrl for everything you have done for everyone, you are awesome 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳
@e-lee-za0Happy birthday @zrl our amazing founder!! Hope you have an amazing day :D Thank you for founding this organisation that has impacted the lives of so many and brought us all together 🎈
Here’s a little something I made for you ^_^
@rjhangiani0happy happy birthday @zrl ! you are truly an inspiration and hack club has genuinely changed my life. i came across hack club at the beginning of quarantine when i barely knew how to code. i had no clue what i wanted to do and was just kinda lost. after joining hack club, i have changed so much not only with my coding skills but soft skills. i have grown as a leader and as a person and you have helped me do that. thank you so much and i hope you have an amazing day because you deserve it!
@caleb06 months ago, I didn't know anyone my age interested in coding. While my past self didn't recognize it, I deeply needed a community of like-minded, and similarly aged, individuals. Then I discovered Hack Club, and everything changed. I was introduced to a brave new world where ability isn't confined by age, it's allowed to blossom. A world where even a high school student can, with the help of others, make truly significant contributions to the today's world. From the second I joined, I've been continually blown away by how much Hack Club has impacted me and others.
And this all started, a bunch of years ago, by one man with a vision.
Soooo... happy birthday @zrl! 🎂 You're nothing short of awesome, and I hope you have an amazing day! 🎉
@aditya1rawat0Happy Birthday @zrl! You're an inspiration to everyone and the work you've done has had an impact on an international scale! I was going to type out a freestyle, but I have a math test :sad_pepe: . Have a great day!
@ericzhu0@zrl your the most awesome guy I have ever met, happy b day!!! 🎉
@guru0Happy birthday @zrl 🎈 From having no idea about what HackClub was to falling in love with this community - this year has really been grateful. all of us from HC SKCET wanted to appreciate your great efforts :D ❤️
@christina6950Zach Day! 🎂 You're the best to work with and a huge inspiration. Wishing you big, crazy year!!! Happy Birthday @zrl !!!!
@sampoder7+zach day! happy birthday @zrl! here is the most random birthday wish ever, enjoy?
@amogh0HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZACH!!! @zrl enjoy this scrapbook update of me wishing you happy birthday, you are incredible and i am so grateful for the two years i’ve spent here
@christina6950Woo hoo! Finished the splatter paint workshop (thanks @zrl for getting me through the VSCode issues)
@sampoder7+I wrote a workshop, for workshops.hackclub.com and it was the first one to get accepted!!!! WOOT WOOT!!
It's a workshop all about CSS, which learn through making an epic Scrapbook profile! if you've got some time please do check it out at: workshops.hackclub.com/scrapbook_css I love feedback!! if you use at a club please please do send me photos!!
thank you @zrl and @lachlanjc for helping make the workshop ultra epic!
@philipstudentemail0This morning I worked on my updating account system for the debate database website me and my friend are managing. This afternoon I had an awesome meeting with @zrl about starting a Hack Club! Tonight I did some game dev and created this island!
@fayd0@zrl helping me fix things in my workshop :salute:
@winston0found this t shirt today from a whileee back and decided to wear it, it was actually my first ever hackathon (and where i met @zrl + @clairebookwormand a few other hack clubbers)! we didn’t win but we made this system that detects i think breast cancer or some type of cancer, in early stages so you can get treatment before it gets worse.
@sampoder7+the sun has set (quite literally now), thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who joined the Summer of Making!!! it’s hard to piece together words, so here’s a post i wrote… and the recap site I'm about to ship….
one thing I haven’t done yet is say thank you to a lot of people, so meet my thank you wall:
• thank you @roshan for being there literally always and being amazing, for bringing your. abundance of knowledge to #hardware-party and listening to me even when I’m not literate. you’re the best partner in crime!
• thank you to @athul & @annlee_fores, for being life savers (on multiple occasions) and stepping up to support with all the Indian grants. True life savers.
• thank you to @lachlanjc for guiding me through making the recap site, always supporting when ever I contribute to Scrapbook or the Site and for all their support in the fast few days. Plus just being super nice and cool!
• thank you to @cwalker for all their support with hardware over the summer and just being someone to talk things through with!
• thank you to @msw & @cwalker for all the lengthy convos we had pre-launch that helped lead SoM in the right way!
• thank you to @neel.redkar for building awesome things that were life savers!
• thank you to @zrl for being super supportive but also brutally honest at times! that brutal honesty saved us!
• thank you to @elisemoe for being super supportive of us and for helping me out with pitching to Adafruit & Arduino!
• thank you to @cp & @michael.destefanis for putting up with my banking incompetence and some of the shenanigans we attempted!
• thank you to @matthew, @amogh, @dinaelhanan, @tmb, @christina695, @melody for all being super cool and doing super cool stuff!
• thank you to @rishi for whilst not being directly on the team, had a massive impact :)
OH AND OFC THANK YOU TO EVERYONE HERE YOU ALL ARE SO FREAKING AMAZING THANK YOU FOR BEING COOLLLLL!!!!!!
heres the earliest photo i could find, i’ll let your imagination go wild…
@lachlanjc0(This photo is the Bloomington HQ’s main room at the beginning of the day.) In between desk assembly & assorted fun times yesterday:
• Worked on Bank v2 product planning with the singular @msw. Came to some great new ideas for cards on Bank I’m really excited to build; essentially, virtual + physical cards for every team member, clearer transaction ownership, simpler ordering & management. Excited to work on some UI prototyping for that today
• Had a wonderful chat with @scott, who’s been working on the Bank backend recently
• Took a walk with @zrl to discuss my work recently & the DNC/RNC & news
• Checked in with @amogh on iPad project
• Shipped a set of small design improvements to Bank
• Embarked on a tale of two packages I hope you’ll discover next week(?) in #scrapbook
Then I made some salmon teriyaki with corn & green beans for dinner with @matthew that was surprisingly good!!
@lachlanjc0Last day in our temporary office today, in Bloomington:
• Ended SoM hardware grants with a wonderful PR from @sampodergithub.com/hackclub/summer-site/pull/57 & gave him feedback on our upcoming homepage by him!!
• Bank: fixed a Transparency Mode bug on the G Suite page
• Bank: reached out to someone I super admire about working on an explorative new project together
• Workshops: in preparation for the new Clubs, standardized our formatting & streamlined authoring open letters github.com/hackclub/workshops/pull/20
• Moved forward on iPad distribution project
• Unblocked @neel.redkar on serverless deployment
• Talked with @michael.destefanis to plan Bank work, @tmb about MacBook project, @msw about Slack comms, then a long chat with @zrl about workflow/responsibilities at HQ
Here’s what @matthew & I made for dinner. Going on a quick weekend trip in the morning!
@winston0Just finished hosting OSF Live! it was super fun! we got, cool music ( may or may not hv stolen lovesick from @zrl), awesome challenge submissions, and more! rn, we r deciding the winner who will get 200gp!!!! overall, it was super fun and I really enjoyed it! also, 1 hour left of OSF task submissions!!!!!!
Here’s some pics from OSF Live!
@doreenmwapekatebe80Was learning to draw on a canvas today,so decided to draw the the first name of Zach latta,🤭opps hope spelled it collectly @zrl thanks for hack club(though it didn't come out perfect)
@malte0Damn this was amazing! Thanks for @zrl for the great quote!
@lachlanjc0Every two weeks, @christina695 & @zrl & I write a newsletter to Hack Club’s biggest donors & supporters. Though they look simple, we each spend many hours planning, writing, editing, revising, & testing them. They’ve been an incredibly useful tool for our fundraising, so as we send out new ones, we open source old ones, six weeks behind. Since I’ve been writing our latest issue, I’ve also published our issue from May 20. Here’s a video of the shortcut I made on my iPad to publish!
@lachlanjc0@zrl posted a video with all the details & a live demo, but made a ton of bug fixes & added some new features to Scrapbook today, like user mentions & autolinking. In between streaming WWDC & being extremely excited all day about all the Apple goodness, a productive Monday!
@lachlanjc0Had a fantastic conversation with @zrl under this tree about my role at Hack Club & recent work. After a long way ending in staying up for 37 hours launching Scrapbook & Summer, nice to take a break.