June 29, 2019 @ 9:00AM — 5:30PM
Hackathon Jr. is an event for children ages 9 - 13 interested in technology and innovation to create solutions for real-world problems within their communities. Attend workshops and receive mentoring from industry experts. Enter the coding challenge for an opportunity to win prizes.
What is a Hackathon? Hackathon is an event where coders come together to create solutions for real world, community or social issues.
Hackathon Jr. is a Hackathon event for children ages 9-13 interested in technology and innovation to create solutions for real-world problems within their communities. Hackathon Jr is a two part event, the first part the children will learn to code and during the second half they will participate in a competitive Hackathon to create a solution for either a environmental or social issue.
What sets Hackathon Jr. apart is our goal of instruction at these events. Our events will include TED style talks to inspire children and teach about the concepts our "Junior Hackers" could use both at and after the event. We plan to accomplish this through workshops the children can attend held by mentors in the industry, therefore supporting the idea of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education for our participants while also using an empathetic approach to learn such skills.
Each event will be a full day (9 am-5:30 pm, lunch and snacks provided) of workshops and competition focused on solving a environmental or social issue using technology (software programming- coding). Winners of our Hackathon competitions will earn more than just a trophy, building on our team's goal of education, the coders will compete for prizes to further their education in STEM.
Please note: There will be photography and video at the event, by registering my child for the Hackathon Jr event, it is acknowledged, Hackathon Jr has permission to use my likeness and likeliness of my child in a photograph in any and all of its publications, including but not limited to all of Hackathon Jr's printed and digital publications.