A weird sci-fi/fantasy/cyberpunk/slice-of-life/crime/whatever the heck this is story about a group of college-age programming and robotics nerds derping around, and having varying degrees of Very Serious Drama in a world where computers are magical and programmers are very much mistrusted.
Most of the characters are the nerd’s definition of hacker, which is a very good programmer who often works on open-source. A few are the common definition, which is someone who breaks into computer systems; only one of them is part of the main cast and he’s reformed. Well, mostly. *gives side-eye*
Half of them are working on some sort of AI and not telling the others what they’re doing, and the worst part is they’re succeeding.
This project is still a pretty rough draft. I’ve sat on pieces of ideas of it for a while, and rewritten the first like 5000 words a few different times. It has changed a lot and I don’t expect that to stop.