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In partnership with the Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) and LearnToMod, JHack will bring together over twenty High Schools and 100 students across Auckland in a series of programming challenges in a competition format.
The ultimate goal of JHack is to introduce programming to kids in a fun format to show how they can be a part of New Zealand’s digital economic future.
Format of the event
Invited schools will field teams of students to work through a series of programming tutorials earning badges as they progress over the month of June. The first 35 teams to qualify will be invited to compete at the final event on the 4th of July, held at MIT’s new Manukau campus.
The final competition will pit teams against each other for prizes requiring kids to use programming and problem solving skills learned during the June build-up event.
Mentors from the IT industry will be assigned to work with each school. These industry mentors will provide support, guidance, encouragement and promote self esteem and independent thinking. Can you assist by being a mentor?
Please visit www.jhack.co.nz to register or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.