EVENTS


EVERYONE'S INVITED
And we mean everyone. It is not a requirement to have previously attended an AccelerateKID class, camp, or workshop to attend any of our events. Although, some themed events may be grouped based on age due to the level of tech educational content demonstrated. Don't miss out on the fun! Events are made available sporadically throughout the year. Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media to stay up-to-date on all AccelerateKID events, classes, camps, workshops and more.

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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!

This year, AccelerateKID is making it bigger with the addition of the GAMERZ and BATTLE BOTS activities. The GAMERZ will allow kids to participate in a Minecraft Creative Challenge, JavaScript Workshop and Roblox Survival Tournament every hour. BATTLE BOTS will teach kids how build, program and compete using LEGO Mindstorms. All events will be both days at the Maker Faire Detroit.

REGISTER FOR HACKATHON

Creative Tournament
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.

Survival Tournament
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.

PAST EVENTS

DEMO DAY
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.

This year, we want to do more for the students so we include the opportunity for them to participate in an all-day Robotic Competition or compete in Roblox Survival Challenge or learn an Hour of Code using JavaScript.

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

ROBOTICS COMPETITION

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

REGISTER FOR DEMO DAY

HOUR OF CODE WORKSHOPS
December 5th  – 11th, 2016 

Hosted at Your School or Organization

AccelerateKID is offering 1-hr “Hour of Code” workshops as part of a global  initiative to get more kids into computer programming.  All of our workshops will be instructed by 1-2 of our fun and experienced coders.

We’ll teach the basic lessons of coding using our customized video game.  These are not Code.org products that kids can access online at any time. To participate, simply fill out the form below and let us know when and where you would like the workshop(s) to be held. We will then contact you and arrange a time to visit your school for more detailed planning.

Students will learn and understand what coding is through simple game design using Scratch visual programming language, an M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) software. There will be prizes for those who can complete the Jedi Maze Hour of Code challenges. May the force be with you!

The “Hour of Code” workshop will have a minimal cost of $150 and pays for 1-hr of instructional time. The maximum class size will be 30 kids in grades 3-8. Classrooms should have desktops and/or laptops for kids to use, and a projector for instructors to teach.

Sign up for an HOUR OF CODE