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Moonhack 2018: get kids coding

By Andrea Buforn on Jul 17, 2018 6:09:02 AM

Topics: Projects Technology Community game News resources Education

20 July 2018 sees the the return of Moonhack, the record-breaking event organised by Code Club Australia. Last year, they set a new world record for the most young people coding within 24 hours (28,575 kids!). This year, the aim is to break the record with 50,000 young people coding.

Reach for the stars


However, the event's aim goes way further than just setting a new world record. Moonhack believes that by bringing together people and getting them to code for a specific purpose, they can to spread a love for coding and trigger a passion for it in future generations.

Learning to code can help young people strengthen their problem-solving skills and logical thinking, as well as their resilience when dealing with things when they go wrong. Moonhack is a great opportunity for young people to start their coding journey, as well as to keep building their skills for those that are advanced coders.

How to take part?


To take part, just register on Moonhack's website, choose one of the space-themed projects and submit it on 20 July. Even if you don’t fall inside the age range (8 to 18 years), you can participate and submit your project, but it will not be counted for the World Record.

Moonhack is an inclusive event, so is coding. Everyone is welcome to participate, regardless of their skill level, age, gender or country of residency.



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