Limerick Hackathon & Scratchathon:

We’re inviting young people from Dojo’s across the Midwest (and beyond) to join us for a day of technology-based fun in Limerick Institute of Technology. We’re looking for 1024 kids to take part. We’ll have coding workshops, demos from companies (big and small), talks and a hackathon. And all this FREE!

There are two competitions taking place on the day. Please note participants in these will be unable to do any workshops but will have time for talks and showcase. All teams will need at least one laptop

The Hackathon (aged 12+) is a competition for teams of 3 kids who have some experience of Web Design, App Development or other coding skills. Teams will be given a challenge at the start of the day and must come up with a solution by the end of the day to build a program, app, game or website that addresses this problem

The Scratchathon is a junior hackathon for teams of 2 kids who have experience using the  Scratch programming tool. Teams will be given a theme and have to create a game or animation using Scratch based on the team.