CEL Kids Hackathon is a short sprint collaborative coding event for students in grades 5 to grade 9. The students would be required to participate in pairs. Children would be given a problem statement aligned to UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for which they have to create an application on Scratch and submit it to us along with a concept note to be reviewed by our expert panel.
It could be organized by schools or organizations in their campus by their computer teacher registering in School Format. Moreover, children can organize this at their home during the CEL Kids Hackathon week i.e. from registering in Independent Format. The top 3 winners from the School Entry and Independent Entry would be felicitated with medal and cash prize. However, all children would get a certificate after successful submission of their application along with concept note.
The purpose of CEL Kids Hackathon is to shift kids from being a consumer to the creator of technology and develop the acumen with which they can create products for the larger good. Moreover, use this acumen in their day to day lives to express and problem solve. In addition to that, their creation will make educators, parents and stakeholders aware of coding and its benefits.