Welcome back to another series of mentor spotlights! This series returns for the 2019-2020 school year, as we seek to highlight the open source mentors that have become the mainstay of our event.

Classes begin next week here at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and HackIllinois is ramping up its mentor outreach efforts. To that end, we’re encouraging all open source contributors to fill out our HackIllinois 2019 Mentor Interest Form.

Welcome to our new series of mentor spotlights! In these interviews, we highlight some of the open source mentors that are central to HackIllinois.

Open Source carried a huge presence at HackIllinois 2018. This year, we had over 40 mentors and 25 sponsors at HackIllinois, and everyone came eager to contribute to the Open Source community! The goal of HackIllinois has expanded in recent years to connect with the developer community by encouraging students...