OJCS students in grades 7 and 8 competed in the countrywide Hackathon this week put on by the JNF. The students were split into teams and tasked with ‘hacking’ a problem.
What is a Hackathon?
You might be asking the question, what is a Hackathon? And does it involve breaking codes with computers over an extended period of time? Not in this case. A Hackathon is a rapid, time-bound, pressurized problem-solving event. The JNF Canada virtual Hackathon is a non-technical Hackathon where students gathered virtually to collaborate and solve problems.
The Challenge for Each Team
This year’s challenge was to find creative solutions in order to offer “accessibility in nature” for all.
Mentors and Judging
Teams of students from across Canada worked collaboratively to come up with creative ideas and presented their innovative solutions to a panel of judges. Teams were provided with a mentor. The role of the mentor was to support and guide the team in developing their ideas and delivering their solutions with clarity.
Congratulations to Sarah-Amanda, Noah, Joel, Mia, Yossi, and Maor on their 3rd place finish for their amazing idea and presentation on Peddle Boats that even included a sign language aspect.