May 17, 2018

Morning Star’s first hack-a-thon empowers young girls to code

Morning Star Middle School hosted its first ever Hackergal event on May 2 to directly involve girls in coding. Students learned to use specific software, worked through modules independently and applied their practice to create interactive stories about endangered species.

The school intends to host annual hack-a-thons to empower modern learners with the hope of inspiring student ambassadors for coding.

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Hackergal is a not-for-profit organization that introduces young girls across Canada to coding through the experience of a hack-a-thon. Over 90 schools and 2,900 students from across Canada have participated and held its own hack-a-thon. Hackergals helped Morning Star set up the young codesters with the tools and skills needed to code. The purpose of the hack-a-thon is to promote computer science to young girls across Canada to inspire more female coders in the tech industry.  ​

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