Elon Musk invites students to hack SpaceX and Tesla ahead of his Hack Club AMA

| April 22, 2020

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The Hack Club is a group dedicated to helping high school students learn coding “through tinkering and building projects.” The outlet takes place at high schools across the United States, where students work at their own pace to develop problem-solving skills. Eventually, the students work toward developing applications, websites, and games, according to the club’s website.

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