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To Meet Interesting People, You Have To Work On Interesting Things: Building The Largest Community Of 13k+ Teenage Hackers And Coders | A Conversation With Zach Latta | DeltaX Podcast With Ellen Xu

Episode Summary

What do Elon Musk, dinosaur-shaped Arduinos, and the largest network of HS coders have in common? Zach Latta brings us through his journey dropping out and moving to SF at 16 to founding Hack Club.

Episode Notes

What do Elon Musk, dinosaur-shaped Arduinos, and the largest network of HS coders have in common? Zach Latta brings us through his journey dropping out and moving to SF at 16 to founding Hack Club.

“To Meet Interesting People, You Have to Work on Interesting Things.”

At age 7, Zach took apart his parents computer, then created top chart games and apps used by 5 million people at 16 after moving away alone to SF. In doing the unconventional, Zach set himself on a path to doing interesting things - and meeting and working with interesting people, including Elon Musk and Tom Preston-Werner.

In this episode, you’ll hear about how to get in rooms with interesting people, why you need to prioritize actually helping people, and getting backed/raising money to support your causes.

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Guest
Zach Latta
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On Twitter 👉 https://twitter.com/zachlatta

Guest Co-Host
Aadit Gupta
On Twitter 👉 https://twitter.com/aaditgupta21

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Host
Ellen Xu
On ITSPmagazine  👉 https://www.itspmagazine.com/itspmagazine-podcast-radio-hosts/ellen-xu

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Resources

Hack Club: https://hackclub.com/

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