On March 18, a team of volunteers and META hosted a hackathon for kids at the North York Central Library. Kids ages 8-10 got into groups with a team leader, and “hacked a story” using different softwares. The kids learned about new media, digital art, and technology, to make creative interactive stories using programs such as Pixlr, iMovie and HTML.
The stories that the kids hacked included Green Eggs And Ham, Where The Wild Things Are, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. These books were their inspiration to create their own digital story. From a Green Eggs and Ham game made with HTML, to “A Very Hungry Alien” created through iMovie and Canva, each team came up with amazing ideas and kids also learned new digital skills!