The BrainBasket Foundation won a mini-grant for the challenge-hackathon Scratch&Lego in the context of the Meet and Code initiative. The event will take place on 7th October in Poltava and is designed for schoolchildren. Anna Brukhno – the project coordinator of BrainBasket in Poltava – is the author of the project.
The main goal of the event is to apply theory to practical use among schoolchildren who already have a good command of the visual language Scratch by learning how to use it for programming robots (using Lego robot kits). As well participants will learn not only programming, but also meeting deadlines and teamwork, like a real programmers.
Participants are schoolchildren aged 8 to 14 years and their parents. The event will be held in form of a hackathon that combines learning, playing and practicing real skills.
More detailed information about the event is available by clicking here.
BrainBasket Foundation – is a non-profit organization that helps Ukrainians to get educated in the field IT. BrainBasket was founded in 2014 with the vision of uniting the efforts of all IT industry players to facilitate training of 100 000 programmers by 2020.
Meet and Code – is a non-profit organization with its aim to show young people how interesting programming can be and how to use it to implement the boldest creative ideas. Target audience of events are children and young people aged from 8 to 24 years.