MAGIC is please to report that 15 students competed in the first Project e-Reboot Competition on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Together, e-End and MAGIC created an event unlike any other in the region! Set in a post apocalyptic world, Project e-Reboot challenged teams of high school students to create a functioning computer from recycled components at e-End’s facility in Frederick, MD. 


The first place team, Detemmienation, included Alana Koh, Ben Bonen, and Elizabeth Metzler. They are pictured below with Arleen and Steve Chafitz, owner and CEO of e-End. 

Steve Chafitz, Alana Koh, Ben Bonen, Elizabeth Metzler, and Arleen Chafitz.

Second place team, Brogrammers, included Oliver Slade, Daniel Cleaver, and Spencer Buckwalter. They are pictured below with Arleen and Steve Chafitz, owner and CEO of e-End.   

Arleen Chafitz, Oliver Slade, Daniel Cleaver, Spencer Buckwalter, and Steve Chafitz.

Third place team, Xenakis, included Isaac Baumert, Annie Xenakis, and Chris Day. They are pictured below with Arleen and Steve Chafitz, owner and CEO of e-End.  

Isaac Baumert, Arleen Chafitz, Annie Xenakis, Chris Day, and Steve Chafitz.

MAGIC would like to thank our event host and sponsor, e-End, as well as, the numerous professionals who helped as tech volunteers during the event. To find out about future MAGIC events please visit our events page.

About e-End: e-End is a leading NAID AAA Certified provider of secure destruction of hard drives, electronic storage devices and all non-paper media. e-End is R2:2013 Certified to recycle a wide range of electronic equipment and devices; including PCs, servers, handheld devices, office equipment and all other electronic products. e-End routinely destroys weapons and a wide range of equipment and devices for International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) compliance and demilitarization. For additional information, contact our data security specialists at or call 240-529-1010.

About MAGIC: MAGIC (the Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Westminster, MD with a mission of leveraging its community’s broadband infrastructure to foster economic development. MAGIC’s long term vision is to make its community a hub of tech innovation and entrepreneurship. For additional information, contact Amy Rupp at