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Oldham Youth Hack #2

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Hack Oldham

38-44 Yorkshire St

Oldham

OL1 1SE

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HAC100 have teamed up with Hack Oldham again to bring back the Youth Hack for a second time to Oldham.

Oldham Youth Hack is a 2 day coding competition for those aged 11 - 18. Hosted by the wonderful community hub Hack Oldham in partnership with HAC100 \o/

We will be bringing together up to 50 young people, aged 11 - 18, for a weekend of hacking, learning and developing #SkillsForLife <3

#Communication #Teamwork #ProblemSolving #SelfManagement #SelfBelief

As always, hackers will compete in teams of up to 4. While many sign up with their team already assembled, it's perfectly normal to attend without a team and form one as the event starts—everyone's very friendly. We can also form teams for those who need it.

Additionally, there will be Scratch & Micro:Bit exercises which are perfect for those new to coding. Most of our coding newbies often feel confident enough to take on the challenge themselves!

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What is a hack?

A 2 day coding competition where you get to try coding in a friendly environment with professional mentors.

Digital companies will set challenges and offer prizes. This doesn't just mean the best code - its about working well as a team, being willing to learn and daring to fail...


Who is this for?

This event is for 11-18 year olds (not yet at uni). We will need an emergency contact name and number to allow you to stay unaccompanied.


What do I need?

You just need to bring a laptop and some enthusiasm and be ready to work with other people. (We do have a limited number of laptops we can loan out, let us know when reserving your ticket).

A packed lunch will be provided and you are also welcome to bring your own.


Do I need to know how to code?

This is a fun event where the aim is to work together, learn and produce something cool. If you've never coded or attended an event like this before, don't worry - there'll be friendly mentors on hand to help you make progress.


Youth Hack Rules

  • Teams of 4 (You don't have to come as a team unless you want to. Teams will be put together at the start of day 1)

  • Pick a challenge - these will be released before the hack takes place

  • Come prepared with ideas

  • You have two days to develop and present a working digital product or solution for your chosen challenge

  • Be creative and respectful of others' ideas

  • Have fun and meet other people interested in coding too


Please read our FAQ's before making an enquiry. Thank you.


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