Taking place over 24 hours in Shanghai on July 8-9th is the first edition of hack.init(), which is also the first ever hackathon of its kind and size. Organized mainly by high school students for peers aged 16-21, it has a unique focus on inclusiveness and diversity in participation. Out of the 300 attending Chinese and international students, of which a large proportion are girls and many of the participants have no previous experience of hardware or coding.
Preparatory “Introduction to Makeblock”-workshop hosted with hack.init() on June 25th
Makeblock is proud to sponsor hack.init() as a way of taking one step further in our mission to promote the fusion of science, technology, and creativity in education. Spread over 9 workshops that precede the event, students will be able to gain skills related to Internet of Things, mobile and desktop software development, web development, and 3-D modeling.
Makeblock maker kits, and robotics hardware including the Ultimate 2.0 and Makespace Kit will be available for young hackers to choose from to make their ideas real. One of the winning teams will also receive the grand prize: the Makeblock Airblock, our modular and programmable drone!
We’re excited to see what they’ll come up with and will make sure to report back on the coolest projects.
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