MHS Hack Club Hosts Hack Camp 2018

MHS Hack Club Hosts Hack Camp 2018
Posted on 08/30/2018
MHS Hack Club Hosts Hack Camp 2018learn. code. connect.
This is the tagline for Mason High School’s Hack Club, a computer programming student-led club that is dedicated to fostering the ‘hacker culture’ in high schools.
Over the summer, Hack Club hosted Hack Camp 2018. This was their second summer camp in partnership with Cengage Tech, and the camp was hosted at the Cengage office in Mason. The high school members of the Hack Club devised a theme, organized the daily schedule, recruited campers, purchased and provided food, and volunteered their time and skills.
Hack Camp 2018 hosted 85 middle school students in a weeklong Shark Tank themed camp. Campers took on entrepreneurial roles and formed small teams of 3 – 5 members to brainstorm ideas. Once they landed on a concept, they had to develop it and use the skills they learned throughout the week to create a website showcasing their idea. At the end of the week they presented their ideas to a panel of judges.
In Hack Club meetings, students learn to code through building real-world projects like websites, apps, and games. There are currently 221 High School coding clubs in 35 states and 15 countries! Hack Club is a nonprofit network of computer science clubs where members learn to code through tinkering and building projects.
"It was great to see how fast these kids picked up on a very advanced JavaScript coding concept and applied it to their projects. I am immensely proud of them and thankful for Cengage’s support!" shared Cengage's own Customer Platforms Operations Manager and MHS Hack Club parent advisor, Mike Heinen.
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