2nd ANNUAL KIDS HACKATHON AT MAKER FAIRE
Saturday, July 30th, 2016 | 9am to 5pm
Hosted at the Henry Ford Museum (20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124)
A hackathon (aka a codefest) is traditionally known as an event in which professional computer programmers and others involved in software development, meet to engage in collaborative computer programming projects. Being that we focus on educating young minds, we decided to bring this experience back to the youth of our communities.
In partnering with the Henry Ford Museum, we are proud to announce our 2nd annual AccelerateKID Hackathon at the Maker Faire event on July 30th, 9am-5pm. With mentorship from our AccelerateKID instructors, kids ages 10-14 (in teams of three) design a storyboard, program their game via M.I.T.’s Scratch, then demonstrate/present at the end of the event. The goal is to have fun learning the professional process of video game design. The winning team will receive a super cool hackathon prizes.
Each participant will receive a FREE ENTRY PASS to Maker Faire Detroit for BOTH DAYS (July 30th and 31st) and will be provided lunch and snacks during the hackathon event (July 30th). The details of the challenge will remain top secret until the event begins.
- MUST SIGN UP BEFORE JULY 4th.
- Participants must have previously designed at least one game or animation using MIT Scratch.
- Participants must bring their own laptop.
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