My name is Guy Maverick Levin, and I go by Mav. My computer science passion started rather explosively. When I was 13, I had a lazy afternoon and I decided to build a rocket engine. However, on its first test it prematurely fired and exploded in my face. A burned nose and lost eyelashes led me to stay at home until my face healed. Bored and with no spare rocket engine parts, I decided to branch into computer science (less physically dangerous, hopefully).
I taught myself how to program, then how to break programs, and in high school I (legally) hacked my country’s national grading system. After graduating, I served in the military, founded CyberQueens and mentored my community’s local FRC Robotics Team.