It’s less than two weeks to the very first Hack Manchester Jnr – we’re very excited!
over 80 nearly 100 “young coders” have registered for this two-day event, backed up with a large team of volunteers, supporters and sponsors.
So, whether you’re registered or just thinking about it, we wanted to start the countdown with some common questions we get asked…
1 – Do I need to be in a team?
HackManchester is all about teamwork. We want all those taking part to be in a brilliant team. If you’ve already arranged it then super – just make sure you all arrive at the start (Monday 26th Oct, 10am). For those without a team, then no stress – we’ll help you find friendly people on the first morning.
2 – Do I need to be able to code to take part?
Ideally, you’ll have some experience – there just isn’t time at HackManchester for structured learning or training. But – don’t be put off if you’re just starting out, or struggle with bits – trying things out with friendly team mates is what it’s all about.
3 – Do I need to register beforehand?
Yes! We have to be very strict about numbers and entrance – so please register your place individually.
4 – Do I need a parent or guardian with me?
If you are under 13, then someone will need to stay with you. It could be this is the parent of a friend who is also with you, for example.
If you’re over 13, then you can stay at the venue without a guardian, but we MUST have emergency contact details and some other details. We’ll also assign you a named volunteer as your chaperone for the event.
We’ll send you a form closer to the time – this needs to be sent to us and signed, or brought on the day. No form, no entrance – sorry!
Please contact us if in any doubt
5 – What are the challenges?
The exciting part!
The sponsors for HackManchester Jnr have been kind enough to help out with all the bits that need help – venue hire, food, drinks, etc.
But, alongside this, there are a lot of really interesting challenges being set. As a team,you’ll have to choose one to work towards – we’ll send more info on things to consider around this next week, but please take a look at the challenges so far…
A big special thanks to the HackManchester team for extending their regular event for those under 18. Did we tell you it was the first time this had ever been done?