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HackManchester Junior is back! After successfully collaborating with Manchester CoderDojo in 2015, we return with new challenges, great sponsors and expert mentors.
Young people learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore the possibilities of technology in an informal and creative environment. It's a great opportunity to meet like minded people, experts and potential future employers!
HackManchester Junior Edition for 8-18* year olds and will be over two days during half-term.
*If you are still at school / sixthform and have just turned 18, you are also welcome to attend.
Pick your challenge, turn up with an idea and you have just two days to bring your idea to life and present to the judges. You can do this on your own or in a team of up to 4 people. You don't all have to be coders - but if not, be ready to learn!
IMPORTANT - If you are 13 or under, then please make sure a parent or guardian is with you. If you're 13 or over, then we will ask for details of an emergency contact person if they are not staying.
Please note - this is NOT an overnight event. Our venue will close at 4pm on the first day - all participants will be expected to leave, and return the following day.
Monday 24th October
09:00 - Registration
09:30 - Intros
10:00 - Hacking begins
12:00 - Lunch (provided)
16:00 - Doors close (you can continue hacking at home!)
Tuesday 25th October
09:00 - Doors open
12:00 - Lunch (provided)
15:00 - Keyboards down! (hacking ends)
Show and tell / Award show begins (prizes to be won!)
16:30 - Doors close
What to bring
You will need to supply your own computer. If you have a laptop, Raspberry Pi (you will need a keyboard, monitor and mouse), or desktop computer bring that along. Please let HackManchester know if you need to borrow a laptop or Raspberry Pi equipment as we have a very limited number available to loan out.
Food - Lunch, snacks and refreshments will be provided throughout the event.
Please note no hot food or sandwiches can be brought into the conference centre during the event.
The conference centre at the Museum of Science and Industry on Liverpool Road in Manchester City Centre.
This is on the 2nd floor as you go in past the registration desk. Look out for the signs!
Judging and Award Ceremony!
The hack will finish at 3pm on Tuesday 25th - then you'll be doing a show and tell of what you've made followed by the Award Ceremony. Parents / guardians are very welcome to join us from 3pm to see what everyone has made and see if you've won a prize.
Photo / Video Permission
Parents or guardians - please note that in agreeing to image consent you are also doing so on behalf of your children. If you have any questions about this consent then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Consent covers the use of photographs and video recordings of yourself, taken by members of Hack Manchester or by agents authorised on behalf of Hack Manchester, for the following purpose(s):
Publicity, marketing or media coverage in the context of HackManchester CIC in print, online and video content. Some of our partners may contact you after the event.
When & Where
Hack Manchester CIC
Hack Manchester CIC (Company No. 8142874) was formed to champion the technical community of the North West by holding events and competitions in the region.
We are not for profit and rely on the generous support and sponsorship of the community to put on our events.