Avery Wagar isn’t just some kid around the office who will get you a coffee. He’s the teenage software developer who helped build a text-enabled coffee robot that will get you a coffee.
Wagar, a junior at Seattle’s Ballard High School, is the youngest full-time employee ever at Zipwhip, the business texting startup. He just accepted a position as an IT systems programmer, less than a year after joining the company as a robotics intern tasked with building the Textspresso IV.
Wagar, our latest Geek of the Week, is a teacher’s assistant for AP Computer Science and CS Projects. He studies digital filmmaking and also runs his school’s virtual reality club, which he founded in 2017.