TinyTap Creativity Hackathon – Learning Chinese Culture @ Google’s Hackspace!
This past Sunday, August 18th, TinyTap had the pleasure of hosting a Creativity Hackathon for 16 teenagers from China from the prestigious Peking University High school.
The talented students were visiting Israel with the Israel China Initiative program.
The Hackathon was held at Google’s Hackspace in Tel Aviv – the contest, the people and even the view was absolutely perfect!
The students, aged 15 -17, were paired to work together to create an educational game with TinyTap that taught children (ages 1-12) about Chinese culture.
Categories included language, history, food, places, festivals/holidays, sports, and similarities between China and Israel.
The students concentrated thoroughly for over an hour and came up with great ideas!
We were blown away by their creativity and games – not only were they educational, they were so much fun!
The winning students will have their game published and sold on the iTunes App Store!
Pretty amazing for a 17 year old, don’t you think?