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About the Code Hopper Event

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The Code Hopper Challenge is an event for all students ages 11-18 in Northern Ohio.  Teams of 2-3 students each will work collaboratively to create art using code and will participate in other code-related activities.  |  Flyer

The day will open in the lecture hall with a speaker and instructions for the day.  At the end of the introduction, participants will be given the theme for the projects that they will create.  Teams then have about 3 hours to create a graphic, animation, or anything with code related to theme and submit it to the reviewers.  Teams may work on their projects in and around the Akron Art Museum area.  Activity and topic-related tables will be available throughout the museum for teams to visit during coding breaks.

Software that may be used for Code Hopper includes, but is not limited to:

  • Scratch
  • JavaScript
  • PencilCode
  • HTML

Participants and coaches will reconvene at the end of the day to hear feedback from the judges and reviewers. All teams will receive feedback on their projects.  Prizes will be awarded in categories such as efficiency and aesthetics!

The Fine Print

  • Participants are expected to bring their own devices capable of connecting to wifi, programming in their chosen language, and sending project links to Challenge personnel during the day. 
  • Teams must be able to share a publicly accessible link to their project with a reviewer while at the museum.  Please plan ahead and be prepared with any passwords necessary to access project sites and email.
  • The Code Hopper Challenge assumes no responsibility for lost or stolen property.
  • Each participant must have a submitted a “hold harmless” and “photo release” during pre-registration, or bring both forms on the day of the event.  Forms must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

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Registration Details

Registration is now CLOSED.

Cost:  $10 per girl; includes box lunch and t-shirt.  Register below.
Coaches:  At least one coach per 1-2 teams must be present from 10:00 a.m. until the end of the event.

Coaches can register each team within one of three levels:

  • Beginner:  Girls have done a couple of coding activities
  • Intermediate:  Girls have coded with assistance
  • Experienced:  Girls have built something from scratch

Photo Release form - must be signed by parent

"Hold Harmless" form - must be signed by parent