Mackenzie Gavery helps put on a Hackathon with the middle school girls at GEMS.

They wrote code for making various patterns of stacked cups.

A little buggy, but overall they did awesome!

 For this activity one girl was the ‘robot’ and went to a different area of the room while the other girls coded. They had 6 different commands and they were given images of patterns of stacked cups. When they were done writing the code, the robot would come over and read the code to build the pattern.. sometimes it took a little debugging to get it right :) After a few simple patterns they learned about making functions to make writing the code easier so they could build more complex patterns. Here is a link to the activity from Tinkersmith:…

Hackathon with GEMS