Meet the L.A. Team

Nikhil Patel

Executive Director

I am Nikhil Patel and the Executive Director for the XdHacks Mini LA Branch. I love to code, solve puzzles, and play video games. My job as the Executive Director is to make sure our team members and our participants have an incredible time during the event and that all of us learn and grow as a result.

Daniel Hsu

Director of Tech

Hi! I'm Daniel Hsu and I will be attending UC Berkeley after graduating this year. I have always had a profound interest in coding since around 5th grade and have since taught myself around 8 different programming languages. As Platform Director, I am in charge of the website and other platforms for the team, and I hope that through these I will have inspired many to participate in our hackathons and to discover the sheer versatility of what computer science has to offer!

Gabriel Bermudez

Design Director

Hello! I am Gabriel Bermudez, and I'm the Design Director of the Los Angeles branch of XdHacks. I've been involved in motion and graphic design since 7th grade and I'm still constantly refining and improving my skills. I have an interest in computer science and programming, and although not proficient at it, I aspire to learn more. As the Design Director, my job is to make unique designs that appeal to XdHacks brand and please the viewers' eyes, in order to push forward our overall image.

Erin Chang

Event Director

Hi! I'm Erin, a senior at Ayala High School and the event manager for the XdHacks Mini LA team. Basically I create fun activities during the event to take a relaxing break from the hard work of coding. Though I don't know much about coding itself, I'm excited to learn. I love involving myself in the community, so I jumped at this opportunity.
Some things about me: I like painting and creative writing, vibing to music, going on adventures with my friends, and working on projects I feel passionate about. I like pineapples and food and TEA.
I can't wait to put on an amazing event for you guys!

Kenny Lee

Outreach Director

Hi, my name is Kenny Lee and I'm the outreach director of Xdhacks Mini LA. I'm currently a graduating senior and I going to major in Computer Engineering at Cal Poly Pomona. My reason for joining XdHacks Mini is that I want to help create an interest in computer science among high school students.

Akash Premkumar

Logistics Director

My name is Akash Premkumar. I am a junior at Ayala High School. I am the Director of Logistics for XdHacks Mini LA for this year. As a tech enthusiast, my goal has been to show my passion of technology to others and hopefully make the future a better place.

Dereck Chen

Activities Director

Hey! I'm Dereck. I am a current senior at Diamond Bar High School and the activities director for the LA branch of XdHacks Mini. I am an amateur coder with some basic knowledge of coding. In my free time I enjoy listening to music, going out with my friends, and playing video games. Through my experience with XdHacks Mini, I hope to gain more insight and knowledge of coding.

Aditya Kumar

Financial Director

Hi! My Name is Aditya Kumar. Right now, I'm a Sophomore at Ruben S. Ayala High School. This year, I am also enthusiastic to be the Director of Finance for XdHacks Mini LA. I have an obsession for giving new life to old electronics, as well as both learning code and teaching it to others.

Derek Xu

Marketing Director

What's up! My name's Derek Xu and I'm the marketing director for the XdHacks LA team. Programming and design have been a part of my life for quite a few years now and I'm constantly trying to improve to create better projects that could hopefully help in the future. There are also quite a few other hobbies that I enjoy during my spare time like digital concept art, video games, and definitely a lot of sleeping. I hope that by being a part of this amazing project that I can inform as many people as possible, the fun and enjoyment of computer science or engineering and its positive applications in the digital age.

Nikhil Patel

Executive Director

I am Nikhil Patel and the Executive Director for the XdHacks Mini LA Branch. I love to code, solve puzzles, and play video games. My job as the Executive Director is to make sure our team members and our participants have an incredible time during the event and that all of us learn and grow as a result.

Daniel Hsu

Director of Tech

Hi! I'm Daniel Hsu and I will be attending UC�Berkeley after graduating this year. I have always had a profound interest in coding since around 5th grade and have since taught myself around 8 different programming languages. As Platform Director, I am in charge of the website and other platforms for the team, and I hope that through these I will have inspired many to participate in our hackathons and to discover the sheer versatility of what computer science has to offer!

Gabriel Bermudez

Design Director

Hello! I am Gabriel Bermudez, and I'm the Design Director of the Los Angeles branch of XdHacks. I've been involved in motion and graphic design since 7th grade and I'm still constantly refining and improving my skills. I have an interest in computer science and programming, and although not proficient at it, I aspire to learn more. As the Design Director, my job is to make unique designs that appeal to XdHacks brand and please the viewers' eyes, in order to push forward our overall image.

Erin Chang

Event Director

Hi! I�m Erin, a senior at Ayala High School and the event manager for the XDHacks Mini LA team. Basically I create fun activities during the event to take a relaxing break from the hard work of coding. Though I don�t know much about coding itself, I�m excited to learn. I love involving myself in the community, so I jumped at this opportunity.
Some things about me: I like painting and creative writing, vibing to music, going on adventures with my friends, and working on projects I feel passionate about. I like pineapples and food and TEA.
I can�t wait to put on an amazing event for you guys!

Kenny Lee

Outreach Director

Hi, my name is Kenny Lee and I'm the outreach director of Xdhacks Mini LA. I'm currently a graduating senior and I going to major in Computer Engineering at Cal Poly Pomona. My reason for joining XdHacks Mini is that I want to help create an interest in computer science among high school students.

Akash Premkumar

Logistics Director

My name is Akash Premkumar. I am a junior at Ayala High School. I am the Director of Logistics for XdHacks Mini LA for this year. As a tech enthusiast, my goal has been to show my passion of technology to others and hopefully make the future a better place.

Dereck Chen

Activities Director

Hey! I�m Dereck. I am a current senior at Diamond Bar High School and the activities director for the LA branch of XdHacks Mini. I am an amateur coder with some basic knowledge of coding. In my free time I enjoy listening to music, going out with my friends, and playing video games. Through my experience with XdHacks Mini, I hope to gain more insight and knowledge of coding.

Aditya Kumar

Financial Director

Hi! My Name is Aditya Kumar. Right now, I'm a Sophomore at Ruben S. Ayala High School. This year, I am also enthusiastic to be the Director of Finance for XdHacks Mini LA. I have an obsession for giving new life to old electronics, as well as both learning code and teaching it to others.

Derek Xu

Marketing Director

What's up! My name's Derek Xu and I'm the marketing director for the XdHacks LA team. Programming and design have been a part of my life for quite a few years now and I'm constantly trying to improve to create better projects that could hopefully help in the future. There are also quite a few other hobbies that I enjoy during my spare time like digital concept art, video games, and definitely a lot of sleeping. I hope that by being a part of this amazing project that I can inform as many people as possible, the fun and enjoyment of computer science or engineering and its positive applications in the digital age.

Nikhil Patel

Executive Director

I am Nikhil Patel and the Executive Director for the XdHacks Mini LA Branch. I love to code, solve puzzles, and play video games. My job as the Executive Director is to make sure our team members and our participants have an incredible time during the event and that all of us learn and grow as a result.

Daniel Hsu

Director of Tech

Hi! I'm Daniel Hsu and I will be attending UC�Berkeley after graduating this year. I have always had a profound interest in coding since around 5th grade and have since taught myself around 8 different programming languages. As Platform Director, I am in charge of the website and other platforms for the team, and I hope that through these I will have inspired many to participate in our hackathons and to discover the sheer versatility of what computer science has to offer!

Gabriel Bermudez

Design Director

Hello! I am Gabriel Bermudez, and I'm the Design Director of the Los Angeles branch of XdHacks. I've been involved in motion and graphic design since 7th grade and I'm still constantly refining and improving my skills. I have an interest in computer science and programming, and although not proficient at it, I aspire to learn more. As the Design Director, my job is to make unique designs that appeal to XdHacks brand and please the viewers'eyes, in order to push forward our overall image.

Erin Chang

Event Director

Hi! I�m Erin, a senior at Ayala High School and the event manager for the XDHacks Mini LA team. Basically I create fun activities during the event to take a relaxing break from the hard work of coding. Though I don�t know much about coding itself, I�m excited to learn. I love involving myself in the community, so I jumped at this opportunity.
Some things about me: I like painting and creative writing, vibing to music, going on adventures with my friends, and working on projects I feel passionate about. I like pineapples and food and TEA.
I can�t wait to put on an amazing event for you guys!

Kenny Lee

Outreach Director

Hi, my name is Kenny Lee and I'm the outreach director of Xdhacks Mini LA. I'm currently a graduating senior and I going to major in Computer Engineering at Cal Poly Pomona. My reason for joining XdHacks Mini is that I want to help create an interest in computer science among high school students.

Akash Premkumar

Logistics Director

My name is Akash Premkumar. I am a junior at Ayala High School. I am the Director of Logistics for XdHacks Mini LA for this year. As a tech enthusiast, my goal has been to show my passion of technology to others and hopefully make the future a better place.

Dereck Chen

Activities Director

Hey! I'm Dereck. I am a current senior at Diamond Bar High School and the activities director for the LA branch of XdHacks Mini. I am an amateur coder with some basic knowledge of coding. In my free time I enjoy listening to music, going out with my friends, and playing video games. Through my experience with XDHacks Mini, I hope to gain more insight and knowledge of coding.

Aditya Kumar

Financial Director

Hi! My Name is Aditya Kumar. Right now, I'm a Sophomore at Ruben S. Ayala High School. This year, I am also enthusiastic to be the Director of Finance for XdHacks Mini LA. I have an obsession for giving new life to old electronics, as well as both learning code and teaching it to others.

Derek Xu

Marketing Director

What's up! My name's Derek Xu and I'm the marketing director for the XdHacks LA team. Programming and design have been a part of my life for quite a few years now and I'm constantly trying to improve to create better projects that could hopefully help in the future. There are also quite a few other hobbies that I enjoy during my spare time like digital concept art, video games, and definitely a lot of sleeping. I hope that by being a part of this amazing project that I can inform as many people as possible, the fun and enjoyment of computer science or engineering and its positive applications in the digital age.

Contact

Interested in joining the team or starting a chapter in your own location? Feel free to contact us via our social media!

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