WEF has partnered with two Wellesley coding companies who are offering Hackathons for students to enjoy. Hacks are broken into age groups and themes and students can participate in one hack per company.
Details for each of the Hackathon options are provided below.
While there is no cost to participate in the Hackathons, the See Yourself in STEM Program is raising funds for critical diversity, equity and inclusion work. Please consider making a donation to this important cause. The suggested donation to fund your child's participation in either of the Hackathon events is $35.
Code Ninjas Hackathon
Students can participate in one of three hacks based upon their age group, including options for Scratch, Jr. and MakeCode Arcade. The event will kick off with a workshop where Code Ninjas Senseis will talk about what inspired them to get into STEM and then there will be a coding challenge for students to build a game. The challenge will help students prepare for the Hackathon. Your child can sign up for either workshop listed below (participants will be assigned to breakout groups by age).
Tuesday, April 13th: 5 -- 7pm or Thursday, April 15th: 4 -- 6pm
Ages 5 -- 7, Ages 8 -- 10, Ages 11 -- 14
*Optional but helpful to gain stills before the Hackathon
(any age can attend any session)
Monday, April 19th: 3 -- 4pm & 4:30 -- 5:30pm
Tuesday, April 20th: 3 -- 4pm & 4:30 -- 5:30pm
Thursday, April 22nd: 3 -- 4pm & 4:30 -- 5:30pm
Hackathon: Sunday, April 25th 1 -- 4pm
Each participant will be tasked to create their own game. A sensei will be available in each breakout room to provide assistance. There will also be a special guest speaker to share what it means to him to be a first generation Asian-American in STEM. One winner in each age group will be selected!
Please contact Code Ninjas directly with any questions!
Students can participate in one of two Hackathon themes using Roblox or Minecraft. There will be a separate hack for each of three age groups in each theme, and students may participate in teams or as individuals. For any of the hacks, children can choose a simple exploration (diving right in and making things) or more complex coding (e.g., LUA programming in Roblox Studio, or JAVA programming of mods in Minecraft). The event will kick off with a workshop session for each theme.
Minecraft: Saturday, April 17th: 3:30 -- 5:00pm
Roblox: Sunday, April 18th: 3:30 -- 5:00pm
Ages 5 -- 8, Ages 9 -- 12, Ages 13+
*Optional in case assistance is needed
Monday, April 19th: 4:30 -- 5:30 pm
Tuesday, April 20th: 3:30 -- 4:30 pm
Wednesday, April 21st: 4:30 -- 5:30pm
Thursday, April 22nd: 3:30 -- 4:30pm
Friday, April 23rd: 4:30 -- 5:30pm
Hackathon: Saturday, April 24th 3 -- 5pm
All students come together at the Hackathon to present their hack. One winner in each age group for each theme will be selected!
Please contact iCode directly with any questions!