IT savvy teenagers interested in digital development are being invited to get creative at an all-night ‘Hackathon’ next month.
The competition is taking place at the Digital Jersey Hub on Friday 15 March 2019 and is open to any student in Jersey in years 9 to 13.
Competitors will be given just 17 hours to develop an idea around this year’s theme ‘Going Places’, create a prototype and then pitch it to a panel of judges.
Commenting on the concept, Jason Wyatt from Prosperity 24/7, who are organising the event, said: “We’re really fortunate that young people on the island are already getting high quality computing education in our schools and this is a chance for them to really apply their learning.
“They’ll also get to practice some vital work-place skills – collaboration, compromise, creativity and communication.
“We’re really looking forward to seeing what they come up with on the night!”
The competition is free to enter and registration is now open at www.youthhackjsy.com. All the latest news will be posted on the Youth Hack Jersey Facebook page.
Entrants can either sign up as individuals and build a team on the night or enter as a team (maximum 4 people per group).
They’ll need to bring a computer and charger on the night when free refreshments and snacks will be served.
The 2019 Hackathon is being supported by Ports of Jersey, KPMG, Digital Jersey and BCS (Jersey)