It may have been “One giant leap for mankind” on July 20th 1969, but on the July 20th 2018 and the 49th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, 35,865 children around the world took a giant leap for humanity and the future of STEM.
Moonhack 2018 was a resounding success!! We smashed our previous record for Most Kids Coding in One Day by 25% and had Moonhackers participating from 58 countries (more than ever before!) and six continents (we’re coming for you Antarctica!!).
One of the proudest achievements of Moonhack 2018 was the incredible number of girls who registered and took part! This year 54% of Moonhackers were girls, who proved to themselves and the world that girls can code!! These girls have already helped set a world record and made their mark on Earth, and will one day be the future generation of female coders, scientists and astronauts!!
Code Club would like to send a huge thank you to our founding partner, The Telstra Foundation, for their ongoing support of Code Club and Moonhack. We would also like to thank Tank Stream Labs for their support and role as Mission Control for Moonhack 2018. As well as the wonderful people at GameFroot and Australian Computing Academy for providing awesome space games (check them out if you haven’t yet!). As well as all our international partner Code Clubs, Coder Dojos, Raspberry Jams and more!
But a world record isn’t a record without the record holders!
To all of the kids who moonhacked around the world, people who hosted Moonhackathons, ambassadors, volunteers, teachers, translators and anyone who helped us make Moonhack 2018 incredible, CONGRATULATIONS and we’ll see you for Moonhack 2019!!
Over and out!
Moonhack Special Projects Officer