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Have you ever played a game? Have you ever watched an Animation
Would you like to make one?
Are you interested in technology?
Come to the Stemettes Hack in Manchester!
No previous coding experience necessary.
Done some coding before? Our experts will teach you how to create games using Alice and Java.
Food and Laptops provided - just bring yourself!
Completely FREE, thanks to our wonderful sponsors Oracle and the generous provision of a venue from UTC@MediaCity UK.
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What is a hackathon?
Hackathons aren't about breaking into things! They're about bringing people together to create amazing things using computers. We think it's really sad that some people have never been to a hackathon or had proper fun with computer science, so we want to give you guys the opportunity to explore and play about in the creative, exciting world of technology.
At this hackathon we'll be building to a theme: “Christmas”- by then it'll be right around the corner!
- Girls aged 5 all the way up to 22.
- Parents/Guardians. If you're under 16, you'll need to have an adult with you. On the plus side, we'd love it if they helped out with making your game or app!
- Women (and Men) with a STEM background and are interested in inspiring the next generation. (see below for more details)
Saturday 28th November 10am-5:00pm
Sunday 29th November 10am- 5:00pm
We'll be on site at UTC@MediaCity UK which is right by the Broadway light rail station and opposite the MediaCityUK development in the heart of Salford. Upon arrival, report to reception to be registered and directed to the Hack.
What you need to bring
- Yourself and any great ideas you have.
- If you have access to headphones, please bring them with you.
- We will provide everything else.
10:00 - Guests arrive. Preback forms handed out.
10:30 - Welcome and ice breaker. Event introduction from Head Stemette Anne-Marie and Oracle
11:00 - Brief given, ‘teaches’, begin mini-projects
1:30 - Lunch
2:15 - Return to projects
3:30 - Afternoon tours
4:15 - Continue projects
5:00 - Wrap up and power down. End of the day.
10:00 - Ice breaker and daily brief session. Event introduction from Head Stemette Anne-Marie and Oracle
10:30 - Back to projects
1:00 - Break for lunch
1:45 - Resume projects
2:45 - Break
3:00 - Finish projects
3:15 - Presentations, demo day begins
4:15 - Prizes
5:00 - Feedback forms handed out. End of day
Are you interested in helping children learn to code and discover making?
We are looking for adults who have a STEM background to help the girls learn to code, use the Netbeans (Java) and Alice tools and show them the range of possible careers you can do after studying STEM subjects.
All you need to do is provide inspiration and help the girls with their projects when they get stuck.
We will provide food and reasonable transport costs to helpers.
Register as a Stemette Supporter.
Tools we will be using
Alice - a free, educational, introductory environment for creating Animations and Games.
Netbeans - a free development environment
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When & Where
We're showing that Girls do Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) too via a series of panel events, hackathons and exhibitions.