HOST YOUR OWN MOONHACK EVENT

Help educate and inspire more kids to give coding a go, and have real impact.

MOONHACK 2021

Moonhack is a fun, simple and educational way to get coding.

In 2021, Moonhack was celebrated in the last week of May all across the globe.

While the dust has settled for this year, you can still try some of our out-of-this world projects available here.

Stay tuned for 2022 lift-off.

 

HOW DO I BECOME A HOST?

Moonhackathons are for any household, library or school that want to organise a group to participate in Moonhack.

These are independently held events, not managed by Code Club. Don’t worry! We have some simple steps to get you to the moon and back.

Need some support to get set up? We’ve got posters, backgrounds, logos and more available to download here.

STEP 1

PLAN

Choose your project (or projects!) on the Start a Project tab above. Don't forget to register your participation to be counted!

STEP 2

TECH TEST

Check your tech! Download your project, have a go yourself!

STEP 3

FACILITATE

How will you lead your Moonhackathon? Get the kids coding one or more of the projects above!

STEP 4

DEBRIEF

Submit your project, download your certificate and celebrate! Check back to see the final number on June 1st!

 

WHO IS CODE CLUB?

Code Club is a nationwide network of volunteer-led coding clubs with a mission to #getkidscoding! We are a charity with the aim of giving every child the skill, confidence and opportunity to shape their world.

All Code Clubs are free to join, and are supported by volunteers, parents, educators and our partners.

WHO IS MOONHACK FOR?

Moonhack is for all children. From first time coders to coding wizz-kids, we have a Moonhack project to progress them on their coding journey.

You don’t have to be a part of a Code Club, CoderDojo or other group to participate.

Moonhack is designed for anyone who is curious to give coding a try. We also want to inspire those familiar with coding to create and share their best work!

WHICH PROJECT SHOULD I CHOOSE?

There were 6 projects for Moonhack in 2021. You can find the full list of projects here.

Each of them has varying skill levels, here’s a brief outline (in order from easiest to hardest):

– Nature Returns – Scratch – This is a great beginner project, suitable for kids just getting started with Scratch.

– Dhinawan in the Sky – Scratch- Practice storytelling on Scratch with this project, suitable for beginners. There is a lot of typing, but there is always the option to voice record instead.

– Matariki – Scratch – Join Code Club Aotearoa in this beginner Scratch project that tells the story of the Matariki star.

– Home Power Hero – Scratch – This is an intermediate level Scratch project. Suitable for those looking for an extra challenge in game development within Scratch.

– Fire Danger Warning Sign – Python – This a great introduction to Python and Raspberry Pi for those making the transition.

– Carbon Footprint Calculator – Python – A little bit trickier, this lesson might be a bit challenging for those new to Python.