F5E8B1B0-ECCD-4498-B407-399C94B91EBB Created with sketchtool. Moonhack Breaks Their Own World Record of Most Kids Coding

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  Last updated October 3, 2017 at 11:34 am

28,575 children around the globe participated in Moonhack on August 15 and broke a world record, again! 

Last week on August 15, Moonhack pulled together their biggest achievement yet. They managed to get 28,575 children around the world coding on the same day.

Not satisfied with their world record of 10,207 children coding on the same day in Australia last year, they aimed even bigger for 2017 and wanted to go beyond Australia. This year over 56 countries participated in Moonhack including Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Canada, Scotland, and Bangladesh! Not bad for, would you believe, the second Moonhack ever!

Children had to learn and write code on a project of their choice, as long as it related to the moon in some way.

Moonhack is coordinated by Code Club Australia, a not-for-profit organisation that encourages children to get interested in coding. The event coincided with National Science Week in Australia.

Congratulations to everyone involved! We can’t wait to see another record-breaking attempt in 2018.

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