Microthon 2017

A Micro Hackathon for Micro People

About the Event


More Information will be available on this site in the coming weeks!


What is the Microthon?

The Microthon is a single-day event, aimed to teach an introduction to coding for younger audiences. It’s hosted at the IDEAS Hub every year. It allows kids to be exposed to the latest technologies from around the world. Last year, we used the Microbits. The competitors will be given a theme before the day to build a story or project based on it, using the technologies available around the Hub, and will be able to use technologies, get guidance from volunteers, the organisers and the internet. The G6 and above track will be given all the time to prepare whatever they would like to build. This track is completely open to themes of all kinds, but only assistance for technical difficulties will be provided.

Who is it for?

The Microthon is for kids in Grade 8 and below. If you’re older, then check out the IDEAS Hacks. Competitors are split into two streams – the Grade 5 and below stream, and the Grade 6 and above stream. People will only compete against others in the same stream.

When is it?

This year’s Microthon will be hosted on Saturday, the 12th of May.

Where is the IDEAS Hub?

The IDEAS Hub is in UWCSEA Dover. For directions, click here.

How can I prepare for the Microthon?

We’re hosting two sessions, teaching about the Microbit. Both sessions will be exactly the same, and both hosted on Saturdays. Dates will be announced shortly!

What’s the entry fee?

None at all! In fact, you get free entry, free snacks, free lunch and free merchandise.

How can I sign up?

The Microthon is a team event. First contact a school staff member who will be able to coordinate for the Microthon to form a school team, and then sign up at the ‘Participate’ button at the top of the screen. If you wish to form a private team instead, please ask a parent / guardian to sign you up instead. If you cannot form a private team either, then sign up as an individual! We’ll be happy to put you in a team on the day.

Do I have to sign up as a team? How do teams work?

Though it is preferable to sign up as a team, we do allow individuals to sign up. These individuals will be put into teams on the day, by us.

What do I need to bring?

You’ll need to bring a laptop per person, and a ready-to-code mindset!

What if I have more questions?

Just ask us a question, by clicking this link, or emailing us at microthon@gapps.uwcsea.edu.sg

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