#exabits: Micro:bit HackJam, Manchester 20Oct20

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William Hulme's Grammar School

Spring Bridge Road

Manchester

M16 8PR

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The aim of this Micro:bit Hack Jam event is to enable students and their teachers to discover the fun, excitement and power of computer science, through an enjoyable, team-based problem-solving day based around the BBC Micro:bit. We invite schools to join us along with teachers and students for a day of digital making fun.

Please note that students must be supervised at all times by a member of staff.

Programme:

  • 9.00am-9.45am Arrival and setting up. Introduction to 'The Hack Jam Challenge', a team-based problem solving activity, designing and coding a solution using computer hardware. All equipment will be provided.
  • 9.45am-12.00am Working in teams to develop and prototype solutions using Microbits
  • 12.00-12.45pm Lunch. Please bring your own packed lunch.
  • 12.45-2.30pm - Teams continue to develop solutions using Microbits
  • 2.30pm-3.00pm - Marketplace activity - teams demonstrate their projects
  • 3.00pm - Close

Students: We want you to form teams (ideally 3 in each team) to take on our Hack Jam Challenge. It really doesn't matter if you can already code or not - we will teach you everything you need to know, and besides - it's not all about coding. There is something for everyone.

Supporters: We're also appealing for any adults, teachers or STEM ambassadors with a Computing / computer science background to support this event. In particular, we're looking for teachers, lecturers, software developers, web developers, designers, animators, hardware hackers, makers and engineers to join us.

Family Hack Jams aim to bring friends & families together to discover the fun, excitement and power of computer science, to learn more watch, listen or read this.

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