1. Thank you Vishvak for fostering a close-knit culture within HackUTD! I really enjoy working hard towards planning towards the next hackathon. I'm having just too much fun planning out the future of this event with everyone. I really appreciate your involvement within every subteam while still ensuring everyone has a voice. Thanks for everything this semester and looking forward to ramping up in the fall!
2. (This is a shoutout for the entire HackUTD team, this tool doesn't support pinging all of our amazing people)
In the wake of a massively successful workshop, I want to acknowledge efforts that would otherwise have limited visibility in ACM. Shoutout to the team for developing the momentum that will propel us to an amazing HackUTD! Not only is the team working hard on the event itself, but they're raising the bar for hackathons at and beyond UTD (some awesome initiatives I can think of are our amazing relationships with sponsors, ✨immaculate✨ marketing/branding materials, swag, workshops, HackPortal). Even though some of our team will leave us after this iteration, they are going to leave behind an amazing legacy. I'm so excited with what the team's working on and I just wanted to say that if we keep the momentum, we'll become the largest hackathon in the south fr. :)
: We had a full house and 70% of RSVPs show up to the event today! Massive turnout and the biggest workshop by attendance I've seen in my time at ACM.