Avery Wagar is a student at Ballard High School (class of 2021) studying computer science and digital filmmaking and exploring the intersection of both through virtual reality and immersive/360° content. Avery is the founder and president of BVR Club, Ballard’s immersive technology club and was the first ninth-grader to enroll in AP computer science at Ballard. Avery is the creator of AstroVR (formerly StarVR), a virtual reality astronomy simulator that won best overall engineering project at the 2016-17 Seattle Public Schools eighth grade district science and engineering fair. Avery is the co-founder and lead developer of Outrigger, an email productivity application promoting inbox life balance, and a student representative on the Information Technology Advisory Committee for Seattle Public Schools. Avery was a panelist at Google for Safer Internet Day 2019 has participated in numerous hackathons across various technologies and taught software development to underrepresented high school students. When not in front of a computer programming or editing film, or immersed in VR, Avery enjoys photography, cycling, drinking coffee, gathering around a campfire, and long walks with the family dog.
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