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Hackathon set to take place

Tech-savvy youths will further develop their computer coding skills during the September Hackathon today.

The event, hosted by the technology charity Code441, will give children between the ages of 12 and 17 a chance to develop computer software to address everyday problems.

Jahde Eve, the founder of Code441, said that pupils taking part will learn basic skills or expand on their existing knowledge of coding.

Mr Eve said: “Typically, we get a variety of students attending the hackathons from complete beginners to more advanced coders, but this time, we wanted to focus on those young people who have already been exposed to coding, and have an interest in going deeper.

“This hackathon will be limited to ten to 20 students and will be more technical.

“We plan to hit the ground running so we can create some innovative apps and computer programmes before the event is over.”

Mr Eve added that the charity aimed to show the next generation the potential for a future career in the field of computer sciences.

He also paid thanks to the Hamilton Insurance Group, the sponsor for the hackathon.

Mr Eve said: “My goal is to make sure Code441 is sustainable and around for generations to come, which is why I'm grateful Hamilton has expressed an interest in supporting this programme.

“They are giving back to Bermuda, in a way that aligns with their interest in nurturing Bermuda's talent.

“I feel it's a seamless match, in that we both want young people in Bermuda to become more technologically qualified and interested in technology as a means to change the world.”

The event will take place at the Hamilton Insurance Group headquarters at 90 Pitts Bay Road, Wellesley House North in Hamilton from 9am to 4pm.

To register, visit www.code441.com, hit the “Hackathon” tab and click “Register Here”

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Published September 14, 2019 at 9:00 am (Updated September 14, 2019 at 9:01 am)

Hackathon set to take place

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