Kids Hackathon at Zaniac Jersey City

Hacking in Minecraft | Photo: Zaniac Jersey City

April 21, 2018 / Jersey City, NJ

The first annual Kids Hackathon at Zaniac Jersey City was a huge success! Their student hackers used the “design process” to engineer their own boats and then got the chance to code their own programs in Minecraft, Scratch or Kano!

The goal of their Kids Hackathon was to empower kids to change the world, one hack day at a time. Children were grouped by age – grades 1 to 3, 3 to 5, and 5 to 8 – and worked together to develop a solution to a problem. They then presented their findings to the judges and a with a final winner being selected. Pizza and snacks were provided, too!

Special thanks to Andystechgarage and DEFCON Hacking Conference for helping out.


Zaniac provides STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) for kids in grades K-8. They provide after school and summer camp STEAM-enrichment center for parents who want to give their children an academic edge and 21st century skills for a better future. Kids experience STEAM exploration and discover how much fun learning can be in Zaniac’s high-tech environment filled with friends.

“Zaniac helps children understand how the world was built and gives them the confidence and tools to make it better.” — Paul Zane Pilzer, founder

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