Jhack (Junior Hackathon)
More than 120 college students spent the first weekend of the school holidays in a fierce coding competition at JHack. New Zealand’s first Junior Hackathon aimed to encourage the students to think about a career in New Zealand’s digital industry, the country’s third biggest export market. In partnership with the Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) and LearnToMod, JHack brought together over twenty High Schools and 100 students across Auckland in a series of programming challenges in a competition format in a first ever Junior Hackathon.
The ultimate goal of JHack is to introduce programming to students in a fun format to show how they can be a part of New Zealand’s digital economic future. Sacred Heart College was fortunate in that all three teams qualified to compete at the final event on Saturday 4 July, at MIT’s new Manukau campus.
Mentors from the IT industry were assigned to work with each school. Our boys did us proud and showed that we are the best by winning a Gold and Bronze award at this event.
Sacred Heart College – team Cannoning Routers
Epsom Girls Grammar School – team ScrambledEGGS
Howick College – team B
Pakuranga College – team Rocket
Whangaparaoa College – team Zombiecorns
Henderson High School – team SIGMA
Yulia Turkova – team KiwiVDV
Henderson High School – team SWEGS
Sacred Heart College – team Spicy Boys
For more info: http://www.cio.co.nz/article/579191/lessons-creating-digital-empires/?fp=16&fpid=1