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3 teams battle it out at our Charity Hackaton

Posted on 1/12/2017 by Greg Clarke

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On November 29th, 3 teams of Computer Science students came together at the MThree London HQ to battle it out and be crowned winner of our Charity Hackathon.

Their mission was to develop an educational game which could be used by our partner charity, The Childhood Trust, to help young children aged 3-5 learn Maths.

With just 4 hours to build their games and prepare a presentation for a panel of judges, they had to move quickly as their coding powers would be put to the test!

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On hand to support throughout the day were 3 of our Graduate Developers; Karan Kharay, Vasilios Kalogirou and Philip Lawrence.

The Games

Team 1: FrUnity

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Users count the number of fruit and drag them into a basket. This builds basic Mathematical skills such as counting, approximating and comparing values.

Team 2: Ice Cream

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This mouth watering game involves piling ice cream on a cone, recognising the values next to each flavour and ordering them correctly.

Team 3: Project CC

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Project CC’s game involves selecting the correct answer to a basic Mathematical equation. They also incorporated a social element with cooperative and competitive modes, helping children to learn by working together.

The winning team...

Team FrUnity!

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It was a close call for the judges, but Team FrUnity triumphed with their innovative and simplistic game which is most suitable to the target audience of children aged 3-5.

The team will each enjoy £100 of Virgin Experience Day vouchers and receive a fast-track application to our Alumni Graduate Programme. Their game will be developed further, and used by The Childhood Trust to support young children living in poverty to learn Maths.

Find out more about the incredible work from The Childhood Trust.


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