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IT project weeks for children
Supporting young talent is firmly embedded in our values, as is sustainability. Our hack an app project week aims to show children and young people how exciting and diverse IT can be. Today, hack an app is an established vocational development program that inspires pupils of all genders.
In just four days, the pupils are given a chance to develop their own app. From concept to design and on to presenting the app to their parents, they experience every step along the way to the end product. With the support of IT specialists, the children also become familiar with the latest innovations, such as virtual reality and the Internet of Things, and program a car racing game.
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Children between 11 and 14 years old can learn how to create their own quiz app in just two days.
Children can now participate conveniently from their home office and are supervised by two software engineers from ti&m via video call. The children continue to learn what agile working means and what everyday working life in ICT looks like. The content of the course focuses on the development of a quiz app that the children can try out directly on their own smartphones.
The course is designed in such a way that the children have an exciting alternation between individual, group and class work. There are also playful elements! All they need is a laptop with internet access, a smartphone and a Google account!
The project weeks have been held on a regular basis since 2012. hack an app is hosted in schools, companies, or even at ti&m’s offices – the possibilities are endless.
Since the start of the project, more than 2,100 pupils have benefited from the project weeks. Children gain the chance to see how varied careers in IT can be.
Around 97 percent of participating pupils would recommend hack an app to their classmates. What’s more, over 75 percent of participants are interested in exploring IT further after attending a hack an app week.
We are currently looking for partners who can help us show even more young people the exciting opportunities open to them in the world of ICT. We offer a wide range of collaboration options: principal sponsor for large regions, individual sponsor for a city or a school, individual sponsor for employees’ children, and non-profit associations as well as co-project work with clients. If your company is interested, please get in touch with a ti&m representative directly.
hack an app is supported by MINT Schweiz
hack an app is supported by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. The mission of the "MINT Schweiz" mandate is to promote MINT skills among children and young people. In particular, it is intended to focus the measures on sensitising and motivating children and young people to the subject of information technology.
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