Kids CAN do programming!
Posted on 05, 16, 2017
On May 13th Scratch: a simple programming environment designed for kids aged 8 to 16, turned 10 this year. To celebrate this anniversary, Codemotion Kids organized a special Hackathon dedicated to this long-running online project that helps kids and teens learn how to code.
65 kids and 26 projects!
Scratch Hackathon was a one-day event dedicated to kids aged 8-16 divided into teams. The main challenge was to create games, animations, and simulations on the chosen subject: “Other forms of life in the universe”.
The winner of the hack fest was the team called Amoxi which was composed of two boys and one girl aged 12.
Using Scratch, they managed to develop a real video game the graphics of which were entirely designed by them.
The Hackathon was a wonderful learning experience and a real eye-opener. We really hope to organize more events like this one in the nearest future! Rea
Why is Scratch so popular?
Scratch lets your child create a pretty big range of projects, from computer-generated art and animated cartoons through to quizzes, puzzles, and simple arcade games. As the children play with this program, they start creating their own simple programs which help them develop a range of coding and problem-solving skills that are necessary for real-world programming.