HUBweek Introduces a Kids-Only Minecraft Hackathon

That’s right, we said kids only. Calling all Super Minecrafters, ages five and up! We want to see your ideas for the hospital of the future.

At this first-of-its-kind event, together with the Museum of Science, Boston Children’s Hospital, Hacking Pediatrics, and Microsoft, we are inviting children (and their families) to reimagine the future of health — using the ever-popular game of Minecraft. At Building the Hospital of the Future, participants and patients from Boston Children’s Hospital will work together to build the hospital of the future in worlds created specifically for the event. Children will be encouraged to think outside the box to build spaces that promote fun, health, and happiness for future patients.

There will be four “Building the Hospital of the Future” sessions held throughout the day on Saturday, October 1 from 9AM-2PM at the Museum of Science, Boston. Attendees will also have access to over 700 interactive exhibits in the museum throughout the day. Space is limited, so we ask that attendees sign up for one session only to allow more children to participate. The recommended age for participants is 5–20 years old, and they must bring their own device (BYOD). Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Concluding the event, chosen designs will be incorporated into a 3D printed model of the hospital of the future and displayed in Boston.

Are you counting down the days like we are? Be sure to head over to HUBweek.org for more details on this event, as well as a full list. We’ll see you at HUBweek!

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