Olof Nord's Blog

Hacker School

2020-06-15

Summary

The Hacker School is a German organisation aiming to teach children and youth programming and software developing using a more interactive project-based approach.

The organisation is a NGO based in Hamburg, with courses all over Germany.

My participation have been focused around workshops using the micro:bit platform, which aims to teach programming concepts and logic through a drag and drop GUI.

Despite its simplicity, the micro:bit allows for an impressive creativity and freedom.

Tools

  • MakeCode: Web IDE
  • Patience: Kids have a different (shorter) attention span