in:genius Inaugural coding hackathon june 2024

Let’s Get Hacking!

On 8 June 2024, in:genius partnered with The Brainery Code to host our very first Coding Hackathon for in:genius students, and it was an absolute blast! We welcomed a group of enthusiastic young minds between the ages of 7 and 12, ready to unleash their creativity and problem-solving skills through the power of coding on the Minecraft platform. 

The energy during the event was electric as the students, working in teams, brainstormed and harnessed all the skills they learned during the in:genius Coding Programme to complete the various challenges in the fastest time possible.

Here are what some of our young coders have to say about the event:

“After this experience, it really made me know the importance of teamwork. I had high hopes for this event, and now I am satisfied.” – Kah Fai

“The hackathon was an eye opener for me. It was fun and we had a great time!” – Eden

More than just coding:

“The event was not just about coding; it was about fostering teamwork, innovation, strategic as well as critical thinking, skills that the kids acquired during their time in in:genius Student Care.” said Wee Liang, organiser of the Coding Hackathon. “We were truly inspired and blown away by their dedication and ingenuity.”

The team from in:genius @ Jurong East took home the 1st place award, scoring maximum marks and completing all challenges in the shortest time possible. The most creative and helpful students were also given recognition for demonstrating outstanding teamwork and creativity.

Overall, the event was a resounding success and clearly highlights the growing interest in STEM education among young children and the positive outcomes of learning coding at a young age. The in:genius Coding Hackathon not only introduced them to the world of coding but also fostered teamwork, problem-solving skills, and a passion for innovation. We can’t wait to see what these bright young minds create next!