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Code Ninjas to Host Holiday Hack-A-Thon & Charitable Giving Event

Mike Dixon
30 November 2018
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Code Ninjas Morrisville/Cary Celebrates Computer Science Education Week with Holiday Hack-A-Thon

Local children’s coding center encourages computer science education with Hack-A-Thon, prizes, and charitable giving

Morrisville, NC  (December 8, 2018) – In honor of Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 3 – Dec. 9), Code Ninjas of Morrisville/Cary announced today a charitable initiative to raise awareness for and generate interest in computer science education this holiday season. Code Ninjas Morrisville/Cary will host a free Holiday Hack-A-Thon for kids to explore computer programming, while also collecting unwrapped toys for NC Marines Toys for Tots and getting a chance to win prizes.

The event will be held on December 8th, using the kid-friendly programming language, Scratch. At the event, students will pair up and go head-to-head in a friendly coding competition in honor of Computer Science Education Week. Code Senseis (instructors) will choose the top three teams and recognize them with exciting prizes like Code Ninjas gift cards and robots. The top team will be voted on by Code Ninjas HQ for a chance to win coveted national prizes including a premium gaming laptop and a 3D printer for children. Code Ninjas Morrisville/Cary is one of 55 participating centers across the nation hosting Hack-A-Thon events.

In the spirit of the holidays and to encourage Morrisville/Cary families to give back to their community, Code Ninjas of Morrisville/Cary will accept donations for Toys for Tots.

“We are thrilled to bring together the giving spirit of the holidays, awareness for computer science education and the fun of Code Ninjas under one roof,” said David Graham, Co-Founder and CEO of Code Ninjas. “This is a unique opportunity to help bring communities together and create a rewarding experience for everyone involved.”

Code Ninjas teaches children ages 7-14 to code by building their own video games in a fun, safe, and inspiring environment. With a robust, nine-belt curriculum inspired by martial arts, Code Ninjas keeps kids engaged, while parents see their children gain life-changing STEM skills.

The Holiday Hack-A-Thon event is free and open to the public. Participants must be between 7-14 years old and should have some experience with Scratch to take part in the Hack-A-Thon.  Contact Code Ninjas of Morrisville/Cary to register. For more information about Code Ninjas of Morrisville/Cary please visit: https://www.codeninjas.com/locations/nc-cary

About Code Ninjas
Founded in 2016, Code Ninjas® is the nation’s largest and fastest-growing kids coding franchise. In hundreds of Code Ninjas centers across the country, kids ages 7-14 have fun building video games while gaining life-changing skills in coding, robotics, and problem-solving. Kids have fun, parents see results®. For more information, visit www.codeninjas.com.

For more information contact Owners Chris and Alice Beatson at 919-694-7171 or alice.beatson@codeninjas.com  

 

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