HACKATHON at MAKER FAIRE DETROIT
July 29th – 30th, 2017
In partnering with the Henry Ford Museum and thanks to our sponsors at Action Academy, Nexient, Maker Faire Detroit and Tech 248, we are proud to announce our Third Annual AccelerateKID Hackathon (aka codefest) at the Maker Faire Detroit on Saturday, July 29th from 9:30AM-6PM. With mentorship from AccelerateKID instructors, kids ages 11-14 (grades 6-8) will be on teams to design storyboards, develop programs using SCRATCH, then present their project to judges for awards. The goal is to have fun coding in a competitive environment. Each participant will receive a FREE ENTRY PASS to Maker Faire Detroit for both days on July 29th & 30th and will be provided lunch and snacks during the Hackathon event. The details of the challenge will remain top secret until the event begins.
CODERS WANTED! If you have a little hacker that is interested in participating, between the age of 11-14 and has designed at least one SCRATCH program, then register HERE. The deadline for registering is July 19th and we’ll announce all participants on July 24th. Come join the FUN!
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Kids compete in a fun and creative challenge. Players will get 60 minutes to develop their structure. Structures will be voted on, and the winner will receive a prize.
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Kids compete and battle to survive in a hunger games arena. Players will get four 15-minute rounds to eliminate their opponents. the player with the most point at the end of four rounds will be crowned the champion.
June 4th, 2017
Every year, we look forward to showcasing our students’ AWESOME projects to their families, friends and the community. We call this event Demo Day for the students to demonstrate their project, technology and more. You will see kids present on coding projects, Minecraft servers and mini-games, robotics, video production, animation, 3D printing and web design.
You are invited to watch the presentations and learn more about AccelerateKID programs. There will opportunities to checkout the projects up close and ask questions.
We hope to see you and your child(ren) at Demo Day!
The event will include:
DEMOS & PRESENTATIONS
ROBLOX SURVIVAL CHALLENGE
HOUR OF CODE
The Spring 2017 Demo Day will take place on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at our Madison Heights location from 11:30AM to 7:30PM.
AccelerateKID 32640 Concord Dr. Madison Heights, MI 48071