Posted Thursday 2nd October 2014

Coding Students get involved in Hackathon

Jersey’s first island Hackathon took place last weekend at the Digital Jersey Hub, in partnership with Collaborate.je and Techtribes.je. More than 50 enthusiastic coders, including four of our Coding Programme students, gathered together at this community event for over 40 hours of non-stop developing, creating and designing.

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Over the course of the weekend, alongside coding professionals and developers, four of our Coding Programme students worked together with assistance from fellow attendees to create a project with a focus on providing an accessible and improved online offering for Liberty Bus. Demri Mitchell, Nicolle Maltwood, Bradley Kearsey and Sara Pike must be congratulated on their efforts and participation over the weekend, where they showed great enthusiasm and passion for Coding. The students are currently two months into their coding programme and the weekend was a great opportunity for them to put their current learning into practice.

Tom Hacquoil, Programme Technical Expert, commented:

“It was incredibly encouraging to see the four coding programme students form a team, tackle a big problem and end up with something to showcase at the end – the Hackathon was a fantastic opportunity for them to engage with the local developer community, improve their skills and work on a real life project for the first time as a group.

The dedication and effort the team put in (including an uninterrupted 24 hour period of coding!) deserves significant recognition and will be a useful accolade when looking for employment at the end of the program.”