What is the Teens Learning Code Hackathon Program?

Equipping the leaders of tomorrow with the skills and experience to succeed in the future of innovation. Not to mention, have a ton of fun along the way. Pack your laptop and an open mind – and join us for this fun, action-packed Hackathon where we’ll tackle important social issues, chosen by YOU!

With the hands-on, social and collaborative learning approach we’re known and loved for, Hackathons provide a fun, collaborative and intensive learning experience that introduces teen girls ages 13-17 years old to the world of solving real-world problems with technology. This special event aims to reinforce the strength in diverse teams and that anyone can contribute to solving problems -whether you are just starting out with coding or have many programming languages under your belt.

The experience brings together technical workshops (HTML & CSS, UX/UI), work sessions, unplugged activities and industry insights where you’re able to learn as a group in a collaborative, social, friendly and supportive environment.

Teens will be inspired by the amazing instructors and mentors and will learn the technological and creative skills necessary for this ever-changing digital generation.

By the end of the Hackathon, you’ll have learned important skills to help you think critically, prepare you for the future in technology and contribute to the Web in a positive way. Extending beyond technology, participants will develop critical thinking skills and empathy by learning how to identify, frame and unpack problems to tackle.

What can I expect?

Day 1 – 6:00pm to 9:30pm

Learners will spend the evening learning to pitch and frame the problems they’d like to solve with their teams.

Day 2 – 9:00am – 8:30pm

Day 2 will be jam-packed with technical and non-technical workshops and plenty of time for collaborative work sessions. Learners will produce products that they’re proud of and have the opportunity to show off their work. Families and friends are invited to join us in the evening, where the participants will pitch and present their final projects to the crowd!

Prerequisites:

None! This workshop is designed for beginners.

Who Is This Workshop For?

Our Teens Learning Code program offers female-identified, trans, and non-binary youth ages 13-17 opportunities to take action on ideas that will shape our future while leveraging the power of technology. Our learning experiences are much more than learning how to code. Our experiences empower teens to learn problem-solving skills, how to turn ideas into reality, exposure to what a future in technology could look like, and much more.

Our workshops, industry events and hackathons cover everything from web making to game making to app inventing to networking, building a personal brand and more! Learners will also benefit from getting to meet, learn from, and work with local volunteers who participate in our Teens Learning Code events as instructors, mentors, and role-models!

What’s Included

  • 4:1 student-to-mentor ratio with an awesome lead instructor!
  • Great venue with a fun, social and inclusive learning environment
  • Catered lunch. Yum! We’ll try our best to accommodate any dietary restrictions (no promises).

Register Here

Location: #100-623 Fortune Crescent Kingston, ON, K7P 0L5