Teen Hackathon

April 27 Mini Hackathon at Park Grove Library

Registration is now open for a Mini Hackathon on Saturday, April 27 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Park Grove Library. Interested participants can register in our online calendar

The mini hackathon is a free, afternoon event for techies of all ability levels in grades 7 - 12. Teens who are new to coding can build and adapt pre-designed projects using Microsoft MakeCode, while experienced coders can start from scratch to build something new.

Volunteer mentors will work with each group to help brainstorm, research, and troubleshoot challenges. Projects like a ping pong ball launcher, light-up snow globe, or robotic inchworm are perfect for teens looking to learn the basics of coding. More advanced programmers can create their own unique projects by directing lights, microphones, speakers, motion and temperature sensors, and more. Want to see how it works? Check out some project examples online at makecode.adafruit.com.   

Snacks will be provided throughout the afternoon. The event is open to 50 teen participants. Registration is required by April 19.