CS4ALL kicked off its first citywide hackathon at Cornell Tech on Saturday, June 11. Over the course of eight hours, 75 high school students from 16 schools considered how to make the world a friendlier place through code, brainstorming and designing bullying prevention tools in teams of three and four.
To realize their projects, students used either Scratch or Snap, both block-based programming languages. Hackathon participants who were new to programming received an interactive morning lesson on the educational programming language Scratch. “I had a great time coding and getting to know the Scratch program!” said Moyra, and eleventh grade student from P-Tech.
At the end of day, four teams won electronics starter kits for best design, most educational, most innovative, and most skilled code.