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RPI freshman improving natural disaster response through coding

November 02, 2018 06:59 PM

TROY - A freshman at RPI has found a way to improve natural disaster response and recovery through coding.

Jonah Mudse started coding during his junior year of high school. Two years later at 18-years old, he's already taken his skill to the national level.

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In his first month on the RPI campus, Jonah won an IBM Call-for-Code Hackathon. He led a team that developed a plan for wildfire preparedness. His success led to a call from the Clinton Foundation and its "Code for Impact" event.

Fifty top young minds gathered in Chicago last month to solve another problem -- solutions to natural disaster response and recovery. He and others he had never met before had 24 hours to present their idea. They placed second nationally.

When not programming, the 6-foot-2 freshman throws the hammer on the RPI track team. He practices every day. He's thrown it 160-feet, but coding will no doubt take him farther.

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