In order to get to know our teams a bit better, we asked them a few questions…

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The Mayors of Simpleton

Where are you from? Northshore Massachusetts and New Hampshire
Team skills? Mechanical engineering and design, maker/diy skills, graphic design, artistic skills, prop/set creation
Hobbies? Music, hiking, going to live shows, making stuff, unrestrained dreaming
What do you feed your inner beest? Nothing but Double Stuff Oreos.
If your beest could go anywhere in the world, where would it go? Austin, TX. It would fit in there very well.
What does your team bring to the Hackathon that others do not? Comfortable shoes.

Team Mullen Lowe
Mullen Lowe

Where are you from?  A Global Ad Agency
Team skills? Our team has been built with a variety of skill sets. From Strategy to Creative Technology, Ideation, Design, Engineering and Production we’re excited to push our skillsets to new heights through this unique and exciting challenge.
Hobbies? Our Hobbies include Insta-Haiku’s, custom guitar and model aircraft building, tinkering, triathalons, child-rearing, electro-modding, and astronomic time-lapse photography.
What do you feed your inner beest? We feed our inner beests with Korean BBQ, craft brews, turning everyday life into comics, listening to experimental music, crossfit, dark-matter documentaries and DIY smoked meats.
If your beest could go anywhere in the world, where would it go? 200 feet above sea-level.
What does your team bring to the Hackathon that others do not? We’re definitely not experts at this kind of thing, so we’re probably the underdogs. So we’ll just rely on our entrepreneurial spirit and scrappy work ethic to power us through the challenge.

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Clark School Solvers

Where are you from? Clark School, Rowley, MA
Team skills? Creative thinking, tinkering, endurance. We each bring different skills to the table—
Evan—Master tinkerer and mechanically inclined maestro
EG—Problem solver extraordinaire and math puzzle wunderkind
Michael—Emperor of computers
Jacob—Robotics expert and general handyman
Dan and Tricia—The old people who know stuff
Hobbies? We enjoy long walks on the beest, beestboxing, and being the beest we can be!
What do you feed your inner beest? We feed our inner beest a healthy diet of critical thinking, outside the box perspectives and, on Fridays, pizza!
If your beest could go anywhere in the world, where would it go? Our beest is kind of a big deal; world, you can come to us, thanks.
What does your team bring to the Hackathon that others do not? While other schools aspire to be innovative and to value creative thinking and cooperation, we at Clark hold those ideals at the very center of our philosophy. We are problem solvers, we use our whole minds, and when we set ourselves a goal, we go for it with everything we have. Plus, we are obsessed with the beests!

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Evolucionarios

Where are you from? Somerville, MA
Team skills? Organizational Behavior Consulting and Plumbing
Hobbies? Coaching Amoeba soccer, Trying not to be consumed by Progeny, Frostbite sailing on Boston Harbor
What do you feed your inner beest? Hot tea with milk and chai
If your beest could go anywhere in the world, where would it go? Rio Olympics 2016
What does your team bring to the Hackathon that others do not? A really good debrief of the exercise and celebration of fast failure.

Devilbeests

Where are you from? Northampton, Massachusetts
Hobbies? Theatre, video games, various sports, and long walks on the beach
What do you feed your inner beest? Junk food in its many forms, cheeseburgers, mozzarella sticks, and the occasional fruit
If your beest could go anywhere in the world, where would it go? Travel Europe in a VW bus
What does your team bring to the Hackathon that others do not? An extremely diverse set of skills and interests that we’re not sure any other team will have

Hampstead Academy Hackers

Where are you from? Hampstead Academy (Hampstead, NH)
Team skills? We are educators for K-8 for PE and technology
Hobbies? Fishing, Educational Technology
What do you feed your inner beest? Chocolate and laughter (especially at ourselves)
If your beest could go anywhere in the world, where would it go? Praia do Cassino Beach in Brazil (the longest beach in the world)
What does your team bring to the Hackathon that others do not? Inexperience, willingness to fail, looking at the challenge through the lens of a novice

More bios to come!

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