Fierce Debate 🗣+ Building an AI app 💻= Impeccable Presentation 🎙

“Success is a journey, not a destination”

This expression suits our high school advanced “EntreDev” team best. 👈

Winning the first place during 2019 ME (Model Entrepreneurship) final competition after trying 2nd time in a row from 2018 🏆

Winning the first place during 2019 ME (Model Entrepreneurship) final competition after trying 2nd time in a row from 2018 🏆

Team “EntreDev” consists of 4 high school Wisen members who forged their solid team spirit with years of debate practice and friendship. Wisen vividly remembers when Albert (EntreDev cofounder) came to our JavaScript beginner class first time (pretty much dragged by his mom we presume) 😂. It was year 2017 Winter and Wisen had not launched officially yet its coding business.

Very first JavaScript class they took in 2017 winter 😉Albert looks extremely frustrated. 🤣

Very first JavaScript class they took in 2017 winter 😉Albert looks extremely frustrated. 🤣

Let’s just say Albert was not super thrilled about the idea of learning how to code first time when he was an extremely busy sophomore (serious debater and volleyball player). To make things little worse, the other cofounder (Nathan) was not super excited about coming to Palo Alto on the weekend evening for the coding class either. Nathan had equal amount of gigantic “to do list” as a sophomore. 😅 However, the other two remaining members (Grant and Amanda) had a serious interest in coding for the sake of saving the team birth. (The team was not formed yet in 2017)

“Yeah, we did it!” Wisen’s first class graduation in 2017. In spite of “many struggles” 🤯(after all day debate tournament or pingpong match), they had to learn “HTML, CSS, JavaScript” during this first course at night.

“Yeah, we did it!” Wisen’s first class graduation in 2017. In spite of “many struggles” 🤯(after all day debate tournament or pingpong match), they had to learn “HTML, CSS, JavaScript” during this first course at night.

After busy winter holidays, Wisen wasn’t sure if we will continue coding classes in 2018. But out of blue, these members and other students from our first course wanted to continue their JavaScript learning with our head teacher (back then only teacher Mr.Lera). So has begun the journey of Wisen’s and EntreDev’s without knowing what the future has in store for Wisen and this team. 🚴🏻‍♀️

EntreDev team presenting their project during 2018 Launch X Western Regional final competition

EntreDev team presenting their project during 2018 Launch X Western Regional final competition

The very 2nd course we opened in 2018 spring was the Server class (aka “backend”). And it was brutal for the beginners who just barely finished relatively easy and fun front end course. 😱Yeah, Wisen surely was super ambitious with this first group of Wisen students back then. 😂 And by this time, EntreDev team decided to try their first competition with prototype app (which meant literally the app doesn’t has to be so perfect so as the idea and business goal has to). Wisen helped their app project during the class if their project got stuck but they pretty much handled on their own with extensive research and promotional video. 🎥

The first app project title for Launch X and ME competition in 2018 was also “EntreDev”. And above promotion video highlighted their own dilemma succinctly they encountered while learning how to code and building an app for the first time. That’s right! Their very first project was about helping people with various backgrounds in order to complement their diverse skills for the single project. 🔄

The first Wisen summer Internship camp organized by EntreDev team during 2018 summer to code continuously during summer break while having a fun too 🤓

The first Wisen summer Internship camp organized by EntreDev team during 2018 summer to code continuously during summer break while having a fun too 🤓

While every member got insanely busy with demanding high school life (Debate 🗣, Pingpong 🏓, Valleyball 🏐and getting a decent GPA 📝), they doggedly pursued their coding journey with Wisen founder (Mr. Lera) throughout 2018. At times, when they showed up with exhausted look on their faces on Wednesday evening for 3hour lesson, Wisen almost compelled to cancel the lesson. 😓Looking back, it was a truly those moments that deserve our attention and admiration not the winning moments at the competition. It was a journey; a journey of “blood, sweat, and debugging their broken codes line by line”.

EntreDev’s true victorious moments (working hard every week for their ambitious project which was combining coding skills with their research, wowing presentation skills in order to compete at the global entrepreneurship competitions) 👏

EntreDev’s true victorious moments (working hard every week for their ambitious project which was combining coding skills with their research, wowing presentation skills in order to compete at the global entrepreneurship competitions) 👏

In essence, Wisen has been so privileged to mentor this phenomenal team for the last 2 years who exemplified why Wisen started its mission (Coding Portfolio = Coding with your passionate topic). EntreDev team accomplished that mission perfectly. Indeed they aced it. (Coding Portfolio 📝 = Coding with their debate & presentation skills). Their presentation skills were impeccable and simply electrifying ⚡️when they went up the stage and presented it so confidently and flawlessly. The judges felt it and so did the audience! They not only performed well but also knew the technical contents too as they wrote the code line by line for themselves countless nights with our head teacher.

EntreDev team winning 2018 -2019 Western Regional Launch X Competition at San Francisco in March 2019 and going to “Global Demo Day” at MIT in May and one of the Global Finalists 🙆🏻‍♀️

EntreDev team winning 2018 -2019 Western Regional Launch X Competition at San Francisco in March 2019 and going to “Global Demo Day” at MIT in May and one of the Global Finalists 🙆🏻‍♀️

Now, after conquering major milestones this year already, they are back to their grinding routine just like any teenagers here in Bay Area fighting with sleep deprivation. Honestly, Wisen did not bug them so they can rest and recharge their ambitious spirit. 🙃 However, they are going to return to our Silicon Valley Teen Tech Talk series 2 (theme: Coding with Finance) in June 9th as a opening speaker. So don’t miss this golden opportunity to hear their opening speech in the beginning of the event. 🔝

Registration to SVTTT ➡️ https://school.wisen.space/svttt.html

“OnTrack” app code EntreDev team wrote 💻

“OnTrack” app code EntreDev team wrote 💻