Countdown to HackManchester Jnr…

It’s less than two weeks to the very first Hack Manchester Jnr – we’re very excited!

To date, 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?

Still interested? Please register you place!
Not for you anymore? No problem, just let us know so we can make your space available.