Moonhack is coming!
Moonhack is an annual event bringing together kids from across the world for a week of coding. It’s open to ages 5-17, and is particularly popular for ages 8-13. Moonhack was started by Code Club Australia, but its popularity has spread around the world!
Moonhack is all about encouraging young people to learn to code, because digital literacy is an important skill in the modern world.
What does Moonhack involve? Kids participating in Moonhack are asked to complete a coding project in Scratch Jr, Scratch, or Python. Each project comes with detailed instructions, takes about an hour to complete, and is suitable for beginners – so it works both for experienced Scratchers, and as a taster for those who want to try coding.
Moonhack projects usually have a space/moon theme, but this year, as a response to the widespread bushfires, Moonhack includes an extra land-based project about regenerating bushland.
YPRL has been participating in Moonhack since 2017. This year, we will take our Moonhack event online – as part of our new Virtual Code Club, kids can get tips, and share their coding in real-time with a Code Club leader on Monday 25th May, 4.00pm - 5.00pm. Book here.