Hatch Canada’s Coding All-Stars Gala and Competition

 

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Longtime entrepreneur Peter Kuperman oversees operations at Hatch Canada as its founder and CEO. Under his guidance, the company teaches kids how to code via camps, events, and school programs. Since starting the company in 2014, Peter Kuperman has helped it grow by 13 percent month over month.

One of Hatch Canada’s many events is the Coding All-Stars Gala. An annual coding fair, Coding All-Stars is designed for all children who are interested in technology. The event is open to students of any skill level, and attendees don’t necessarily need to be from Hatch Canada. During each Coding All-Stars Gala, attendees are given the opportunity to view coding projects completed during Hatch’s prior season and try out some of the company’s robots. Children can also participate in coding games to win prizes and explore some of the company’s favorite student projects created during its $5 Fridays workshops.

In addition to these activities, Hatch Canada hosts a Coding All-Stars Competition during its annual gala. A team-based coding competition, this hack-a-thon challenges participants to create a web application that matches the day’s themes. Kids who participate in the Coding All-Stars Competition not only have the opportunity to create unique work and improve their teamwork, but can also receive mentorship from industry professionals and experienced Hatch coders.

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Two Different Weekly Courses From Hatch Canada

 

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Founder and CEO of Hatch Canada, Peter Kuperman, and his team provide a mastery-based coding education for kids. He established the business in 2014 and has created a library of more than 600 projects for students. Peter Kuperman recently spoke about coding education for children and discussed several coding toys in a video from CTV News. Dedicated to giving kids a high-quality coding education, Hatch Canada offers school programs, camps, and weekly classes.

Hatch Canada offers two different coding-based courses: Hatch Prime and Hatch Alpha. Hatch Prime courses provide students with a fun, inclusive learning experience. Students of all ages are invited to join. Students learn the fundamentals of JavaScript and gain access to the company’s library of more than 600 projects. By using these, students are able to build their own portfolio. All Hatch Prime courses maintain a 6:1 ratio of students to coaches. The small ratio gives every participant a personalized experience, it even allows for a flexible schedule.

Meanwhile, Hatch Alpha courses allow students to solve real-world problems. These courses are divided into three parts: Basic Python, Advanced Python Topics, and Alpha Projects. Each of these parts lasts two months and provides students with a chance to form teams and compete in computing tournaments. With these three parts, Hatch Alpha teaches everything from basic “if” statements and loops to graph theory. Classes last two hours and are designed to help students gain acceptance into top universities and other competitive academic programs.

Reasons Children Should Learn to Code

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Accomplished business leader Peter Kuperman has spent the past several years building and growing Hatch Canada as founder and CEO. Under his leadership, the company teaches children how to code using the processing.js library and JavaScript. A former volunteer with Khan Academy, Peter Kuperman takes a mastery-based approach to teaching at Hatch Canada. Coding has become hugely relevant over the years, yet many people still do not learn about it until adulthood. Below are just a few reasons why children should learn to code:

High demand: the current job market is looking for individuals with coding and computer science backgrounds. According to some reports, more than 70 percent of new STEM jobs are in computing. Despite this, less than 10 percent of STEM graduates studied computer science. Learning to code at a young age gives children an advance in the job market.

Basic language: given the pervasiveness of digital technology, coding has become a basic language in the 21st century. Kids are surrounded by media streaming, programmable toys, and cellphones, all of which function on coding. By learning this basic language, children are able to understand their world better and play a larger role in our changing society.

Develop skills: coding serves as a great way for kids to develop computational thinking and problem-solving skills. With these skills, children in preschool can begin understanding the basic concepts of such things as heuristics and algorithms. These abilities have huge effects on children’s lives as they become contributing members of society.