Frequently Asked Questions
There’s a lot of confusing terminology in technology, making it hard to understand whether your child is safe. We’ve outlined the most common questions asked to help clear things up.
What is a hackathon?
‘Hackathon’ isn’t the best way to describe the event. Instead, think of a hackathon as an ‘Invention Marathon’. Your child won’t be breaking into things, but instead creating interesting projects through programming. We’ll be teaching them about programming, working in teams, and how to solve problems.
Is my child breaking the law by “Hacking”?
The only hacking we are doing is ethical! It also isn’t like the kind of hacking that you would see on the news - here, the term hacking refers to creating something and solving problems. Most of the hacking we do is hacking together ideas into a working project.
My child hasn’t done any programming before, how can they get started?
Our Member Events are for anyone, no matter your experience. We will have at least one of our mentors on site throughout the event to help students get started, and help them create their ideas.
Major League Hacking have a great guide for parents here.
If you still have questions, don’t hesitate to ask via email or on any of our social media pages!