TeenHack 2018 Summer Code Camp

PRESS RELEASE

Its summer 2018, kids and teenagers are desperately seeking for experiences that will expose them to trending and 21st-century cutting-edge skills that will help prepare them for the future as they await the commencement of the 2018/2019 academic session.

Here comes the awesome experience that they can’t afford to miss.

We are excited to officially announce and bring to you TeenHack 2018 Summer Code Workshop, a Social and Technology Learning Project powered by RAD5 Tech Hub to empower 100 kids and teenagers to become self-reliant and independent in this 21st-century workforce by giving them a lifetime coding and innovative skill leveraging technology.

TeenHack is a call to raise competent young creators and innovators that are self-reliant and independent.

Today, technology has given everyone the opportunity to become great regardless of their career. But many young people don’t even know where to start.

TeenHack is the way forward.

EVENT DETAILS

Below are few things you ought to know about this year’s TeenHack Summer Code Workshop.

The workshop details are as follows:

Date: 20th – 22nd August 2018
Time: 9:00 Am Daily
Venue: ICT Center, Abia State Polytechnic Aba, Abia State, Nigeria
Admission: Free! Free!! Free!!!
Registration Link: https://www.teenhack.org.ng

At TeenHack 2018 edition, participants will be introduced to:

  1. Mobile Application Development using the MIT’s App Inventor.
  2. Web Application Development using WordPress, HTML5 + CSS + JavaScript.
  3. Games and Animation Designs using Scratch Programming.
  4. Virtual Reality using Google Cardboards and many others.

The workshop has been designed to help kids and teenagers learn and acquire soft skills ranging from:

  1. Teamwork and collaboration
  2. Organization and planning
  3. Logical thinking and reasoning etc.

Here are more highlights kids and teenagers should expect and anticipate:

  1. Participants will be paired to enhance teamwork.
  2. Each team will have access to a computer system with internet connection.
  3. Each team will be assigned a coach.
  4. Participants will be assigned to either games/animations, web or mobile app design session.
  5. The grand finale would feature exhibition/competition amongst the team.
  6. Top 3 teams with the most amazing and innovative solution will be awarded.

ABOUT TEENHACK

TeenHack Project is official powered and brought to you by RAD5 Tech Hub one of the leading technology innovation and software space in Southeastern Nigeria and supported by Google Developer Group, Aba and Abia State Polytechnic, Aba.

TeenHack was launch in 2015. The first edition was in collaboration with Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PINigeria) to train over 50 teenagers on web application development.

Through TeenHack 2017 Summer Code Workshop, 10-year-old Victoria became the youngest game and animation programmer as hundreds of other kids benefited too from the project. 

You can take a moment to see some photo highlights of the 2017 edition: http://goo.gl/photos/6tSdRaZ1DFLpuKk39.

You can also check out the report here: http://blog.rad5.com.ng/2017/08/23/teenhack-2017-10-year-old-victoria-became-the-youngest-computer-and-game-programmer-in-abia-state.

This year, we are providing a more personalized learning experience with more available facilitators, coaches, and volunteers

This year, we are providing a more personalized learning experience with more available facilitators, coaches, and volunteers coming from Aba, Umuahia, Uyo, and Port-Harcourt. We will also be extending the support to more untapped and under-served kids and teenagers in Abia State.

The principal objective of the project is to inspire kids and teenagers to become self-reliant and independent in leveraging the knowledge received from TeenHack workshops.

PARTICIPATION/REGISTRATION

Are you a parent? Do you own a school or have a child under your care?

Your kids and wards can be part of this upcoming TeenHack 2018 workshop by registering them via the TeenHack official website – http://www.teenhack.org.ng.

PARTNERSHIP, SUPPORT, AND FUNDING

Our funding capacity will only empower 100 kids this summer.

Are you genuinely passionate about the Africa child and education? Do you want to contribute to making Africa a better place?

You can be part of the Teenhack Support Program through which we bring a better and quality experience and transformation in the society.

For organizations and individuals, your donations would be appreciated.

Donate today to support kids for TeenHack Project – https://www.teenhack.org.ng/make-donation.

Note: In our support plan, every supporter or donor retains the right to define how he/she wants his/her support to be used and channeled. And can request reports from time to time.

CONTACT
For more information about the TeenHack Project, visit – www.teenhack.org.ng.

To see who is behind the TeenHack project, visit – www.rad5.com.ng.

For enquiries, kindly call +2348035138388 or email us at hello@teenhack.org.ng

Thank you for being part of the 2018 TeenHack Summer Code Workshop.

Regards,

Bel-Aanen Leemabari Precious
Coordinator | TeenHack
+2348035138388

TeenHack 2017: 10-Year-Old Victoria Became the Youngest Computer and Game Programmer in Abia State

The three (3) days Tech Summer Code Camp for kids and teens tagged “Abia4tech TeenHack” organized by the leading Software and Technology Innovation Hub (RAD5 Tech Hub) in Aba, Abia State, ended on Friday 18th August, 2017.

TeenHack being a tech initiative of RAD5 Tech Hub in collaboration with Google Developer Group Aba is crafted to provide kids and teens within 8 -16 years a personalized and hands-on learning on Computer Coding, Robotics Engineering, Game Programming, and other current trends in technology.

The technology workshop commenced on Wednesday 16th August, 2017 with 40 students as participants, and ended on Friday 18th August, 2017. For the first time ever, kids in Abia State were engaged on hands-on tech workshop to learn Game Programming and Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard Headsets.

On day one, the event attracted the presence of the ICT Director, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Mr. Chike David. The kids were exposed to Computer Hardware, Introduction to Computing and Introduction to Scratch Programming Language.

Scratch Programming was continued on day two where they did more interesting game, storytelling exercises and projects with Scratch. Virtual Reality section came up during the event where the kids were taught the application and principle of Virtual Reality using the Google Cardboard. They all practically used the Google Cardboard Headset to play educative games. Scratch Programming exercises was continued after refreshments. Day two ended successfully in anticipation of the grand finale (day 3) for kids to contest by building their own games and storylines using the Scratch Programming Language.

The grand finale day three (3) attracted the presence of the Nigeria Country Mentor Google Developer Groups – Mr. Hanson Johnson, The Organizer Startup Weekend Abia – Mr Daniel Chinagozi, The Popular Broadcasting Service (PBS) Cable, Rhema FM and ICT teachers from different schools in Abia State. Kids completed their game and storytelling projects as the Google Developer Groups Country Mentor and Mr. Daniel Chinagozi accessed their projects and they happen to be the Chief Judges for the contest.

It was quite amazing on the announcement of the winners of the contest to have 10-year-old Victoria emerged top 4 out of the 40 contestants that participated. Victoria was awarded the fourth position after designing a game cartoon of kids singing and playing. The third position went to Emmanuel (13-year-old) who designed a car race game. Second position went to Chinyere (15 years old) who designed an interactive storyline of her experience at the TeenHack workshop. The winner of the contest was Ebuka a 16-year-old boy that designed an interactive Educational Game with user input and scoreboard.


The winners were given sets of Google Cardboards, T-shirts, Books and Biro. They will be given a one-year free membership ticket to join the leading Technology Innovation Hub (RAD5 Tech Hub) in Abia State. It was so inspiring to have other kids who designed interactive Tennis games, movies, and storylines.

TeenHack2017 ended with the ICT teacher session with a round table discussion on the need to revolutionize the education sector using technology. Teachers demanded that they too are willing to be empowered and asked for TeenHack to be incorporated as a Tech and Innovation Club in their respective schools. The workshop recorded a turnout of 40 kids and 12 coaches/volunteers.

TeenHack has come to stay according to RAD5 Tech Hub Founders as a way to transforming the tech ecosystem in Abia State. They thanked the Abia State Polytechnic, Aba for their support in giving out their TEF Computer Laboratory for the TeenHack 2017 Edition.

We are not relying on Government or organizations to support TeenHack. We self-sponsored 40 kids in this year edition, providing them with writing materials, gift items, food/launch for 3 days. We are only calling for tech passionate individuals, corporate organizations and government agencies to invest in this campaign of transforming the tech ecosystem in Abia State through the TeenHack Initiative for kids and teens to leverage on current trends on technology for nation building and self-reliance the TeenHack Initiators stated.

TeenHack 2018 edition preparation has commence to help us achieve greater impact than 2017 edition.

Complete picture gallery for TeenHack2017 can be found here: https://goo.gl/photos/6tSdRaZ1DFLpuKk39

Akwa Peter U.
(Program Manager)
RAD5 Tech Hub

Abia4Tech TeenHack Summer Code Camp 2017

What will your kids be learning this summer? We wish you do not make the same mistake taking them to learn usual classroom subjects, spending time and money on activities that do not enhance their creativity.

RAD5 Tech Hub in collaboration with Google Developer Group (GDG) Aba through the Abia4Tech initiative announces the “2017 Abia4Tech TeenHack Summer Code Camp”.

Abia4Tech TeenHack is a 3 day summer code camp programme for kids in Abia State.

The event details are slated as follows:

Date: Wednesday 16 August, 2017 – Friday 18 August, 2017
Time: 9am Daily
Age Limit: 10 – 16 years old
Venue: ICT Center, Abia State Polytechnic Aba
Registration Link: https://goo.gl/kxngnT

In 3 days, kids will learn how to write computer codes, create scratch programming interactive stories and games, improve their logic & problem solving skills, experience Virtual Reality (VR) using Google cardboards, gain practical knowledge on computer hardware and learn team work.

We believe at six (6) kids can start being exposed to computing and technology. Do your kids love games, electronics, and computers? Do you desire your kids to learn the most valuable skill – Coding? Then they should be part of our Teen Code Camp this summer.

We have prepared a fun curriculum for our Code Camp coaches to lead your child to solving real life challenges using codes (programming).

The Abia4Tech TeenHack CodeCamp was crafted for the passion and love we have for kids, education and technology.

Our facilitators will also expose the kids on current trends in technology.

We will provide personalized instruction and hands-on learning. The kids will be merged in two’s to encourage team work and collaboration. They will be engaged on hackathon to build either an interactive story or game using scratch programming

Don’t be scared of the investment fee for your kids. RAD5 Tech Hub Ltd is sponsoring the payment of 60 kids to participate for free at the event. Your kid might be lucky to be selected if you RSVP as soon as possible using the registration link: https://goo.gl/kxngnT

We will be providing them with writing materials and light refreshments.

So as a parent, all you need to do is to sponsor your kid’s transportation to and fro the venue for the days involved.

We intend to incorporate the TeenHack as a mini-group in both government and private schools across Abia State in line with our mission of “Enhancing teaching and learning (education) through technology”. This is to enable us provide a medium of follow-ups for these kids.

On the third day, we will have the ICT and computer heads of different schools for the “Technology for Education” campaign.

We believe this summer code camp will be impactful and rich to equipping kids on the use Technology for National Development and Self Reliance.

For enquiries, sponsorship or partnership contact the summer code camp Coordinator or Programme Manager via +2347064464016 and +2348163378852 respectively.