Free Virtual Hackathon

Learn to design and code your own interactive superhero themed comic book! For students aged 7 to 14 & for all experience levels.


We’re encouraging YOU - innovators around the world - to #codewithblueshift. Submit your finished hackathon project using the link below to be entered into our competition! 

Deadline: Wednesday 29th July at 00:00 PM (British Standard Time)

Price: Free

Equipment: All you need is a laptop and a free Scratch coding account.

Missed the hackathon? Click here for the link to the live stream!

What is a blue{shift} virtual


Our virtual hackathons are a series of free online creative tech events for kids! These events enable students to learn key coding skills before being challenged to use these skills in a fun hands-on project 

In our upcoming hackathon students and parents alike will learn how to use the Scratch coding language to create their own unique interactive comic book based around their own super hero (or villain) character!  

Each hackathon begins with an approximately 30 minute live stream from Harvey, our Head of Education, who covers a number of key coding and animation concepts. It is a great opportunity for students to try something creative and learn the basics of coding in a fun and accessible format. From here, Harvey will challenge each child to use what they have learnt in an innovative challenge that each student should complete over the following week. Each student then has the opportunity to share with us their finished project - and the most impressive will be awarded an awesome prize!

Meet your virtual hackathon teacher

Harvey - Head of Education

Before becoming a part of the blue{shift} team Harvey graduated from Oxford University, going on to complete a joint MSc at the Royal College of Art & Imperial College London. Following this, Harvey worked within the EdTech sector and has an impressive teaching background having tutored computing students for over 4 years. 

Now, as Head of Education, Harvey is responsible for a whole range of things - from creating the blue{shift} syllabus to being our online hackathon instructor. Recently we had a chance to sit down with him and ask him some questions about his experiences with coding and learning - click the button below to read the full article!

“This was my child's very first coding experience and she loved it. Once the lesson was over, she just wanted to keep coding. Thanks!”

~ Pilar, parent


Explore technology in one of our new online coding trial classes for children aged 5 to 14! Each hour long trial session features:

  • Top-quality DBS checked teachers with real life tech industry experience
  • A maximum teacher:student ratio of 1:6
  • A curriculum designed from the ground up and extensively user-tested
  • A new form of fun social learning - kids explore code together!

Choose from either Scratch or JavaScript coding languages and give your child the perfect introduction to coding online! A variety of dates and time slots available to book now. 

Interested in finding out more about our trial lessons?

Any questions or concerns? 

Get in touch - we would be happy to help!