Hunter Powers, a Full Stack Web Developer, began programming at age 6, and has been gathering steam ever since. From childhood awards (including “Most Outstanding Presentation in the Field of Engineering” from NC State University and “Superior Achievement in Computer Science” from the North Carolina Student Academy of Science) to more recent achievements at TechCrunch Disrupt 2012, he has never lost his passion for the science, languages, and dynamics of computers. Powers’ early accomplishments in the field led him to open WireThePlanet.com, his first business, at the age of 13. The company has prospered through the years, developing local and national websites, producing national television advertisements, and directing the art and design for an international card and print company. With a range of products including websites, book covers, advertising, logos, national festivals, and many more, his customer base includes e-commerce companies, charities and clubs, renowned foodies, and even the weatherman.
In 2011, Powers joined a big data streaming company. His work there has been represented by projects for AOL’s TechCrunch, Engadget, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Fox’s X-Factor, Fox Sports Australia, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and The NFL, to name a few. A graduate of The University of Virginia, Powers’ interests extend beyond technology into filmmaking, photography, and writing. He was first published while in high school and has written many short as well as feature length science fiction screenplays. Powers also directs with credits for multiple commercials, web videos, and short films.
Currently residing in the Logan Circle arts district in Washington DC, Powers is working on his next book. You can find his blog at http://www.HunterPowers.com.