Hi! My name is Jonathan Xue and I'm a college freshmen with a passion for computer science. You're probably here to learn a bit more about me, so read on!
I was a member of the 2017-18 Illinois Junior Academy Of Science Student Board, which hosts the annual Illinois State Science Fair. We aimed to expose students of all ages to the STEM field, as individuals explore personal interests through research and experimentation.
Hackathons have been one of the greatest influences on my life thus far. There is something magical about being in an environment which inspires success; a place where I can focus on developing a product through teamwork and competition. Some of my fondest moments have come from these caffeine-full events, whether it be trying to find a team at Huskie Hacks or debugging our implementation of Microsoft Cognitive Services at MHacks.
Outside of tech, I also enjoy playing the piano in my spare time. I started when I was eight, and ever since then, have fallen in love with the crisp, clear tones, each hanging with various intensities. Music is a form of expression; I can always rely on Bach's Preludes & Fugues, Chopin's Nocturnes, among countless others to help me through my joys and sorrows.