Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
George Washington Carver Community Center, 7 Academy Street, Norwalk, CT 06850 Directions
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Girls in 4-8th grade are invited to join RHoK Jr and Amazing Girls Science at a special one day hackathon at where they will be working with computer science mentors to create technology for social good by helping local charities. Students will work in groups to brainstorm, design and code prototype smartphone apps using MIT's APP Inventor.
Android devices will be provided for building and testing apps, but you are welcome to bring your own. Participants may also bring their own laptops to work on.
The mission of Random Hacks of Kindness Junior, Inc. (RHoKJr) is to empower students to use technology to positively impact the challenges facing local nonprofits in their communities. We do this by hosting one-day hackathons around the state where students (4th-8th grade) are paired with computer science mentors and nonprofit representatives to develop prototype smartphone apps for local charities.
Using an MIT developed coding tool (http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/), students will learn the basics of app design, as well as the ideation and brainstorming process required to build a successful prototype mobile application. This program requires NO prior coding knowledge and is intended as a code-to-learn tool!. All students regardless of their computing background are welcome. At RHoKJr events students participate in eight hours of highly engaged collaboration.