Chanel hosts inaugural Hackathon

On Tuesday 13 Nov, Chanel College hosted a very popular Hackathon. 

 
105 players worked through a number of different activities, ranging from making a poi through to using an Arduino board to schedule LED's switching on and off. The players came from a variety of different schools throughout the region and stretched from St Teresa's in Featherston through to Tai Wānanga TŪ TOA in Palmerston North. 
 
There were 13 activities and players could select which ones they joined. The T-shirt design activity was run by Ms Gregory and during the day there were 55 players who worked through the activity. Ms O'Donnell ran the Super Hero Inspired Dessert activity which encouraged players to use their imagination as their were constraints placed on the brief, which included using certain ingredients. 
 
The Hackathon players and staff would like to thank the following for their willingness to host an activity:
Hackathon Facilitators 
 
3d Printing - Vik Oliver - Fab Lab
LED Light Box - Angela Tenant James - Masterton Intermediate School 
LED Light Box - Vicki Pilling - Makoura College 
Hour Of Code - Richard Swallow - Wairarapa College 
Super Hero inspired Dessert - Jane O'Donnell - Chanel College
T-Shirt Design and Print - Angela Gregory - Chanel College
Unmaking Art - Ken Stokes - Chanel College
Arduino - Pravin Vaz - Victoria University 
Poi - Kate Devenny & Susie Shadbolt - Aratoi 
Wind Turbine -Ken Mercer, Ebu Avci & Steven Le Moan - Massey University
Robotics - Angela MacDonald - Masterton District Library 
 
Thanks also to the students from Chanel College who helped out on the day.
 
The event would not have been possible without the support from: 
Richard Oh ( Ohnyx IT Solutions Ltd ) 
Masterton Trust Lands Trust 
Benno Schumacher (Technology Solutions) 
Adam Hall (Countdown)