Thank you all for coming to Hackathon ver 1.1 at English Village! We were thrilled at the turnout and were blown away by the amazing projects the contestants were able to make.
We had three teams competing for awards and glory in a two hour, non-stop programming competition. The younger programmers on the JAVA team created “Plane vs. Sock” and presented it to their fellow programmers. Well done to the two boys who took home the coveted “Most Festive” award at the event.
With help from a surprise guest, the ladies from team Python were really able to pull off something quite spectacular in their two-hour programming session. Additional support was provided by a retired computer science professor who happened to be in attendance that day, but we all know that the brains behind their Mouse Shooting Game came from the ladies themselves. For their ingenuity, team Python took home the “Stinkiest Sock” award.
The Ruby team was a bit all over the place, but despite their snacking proclivities, they were able to put together something quite unique. Rock clones all over the place and a shooting taco, the boys of team Ruby took home the “Snackathon” award for their valiant snacking efforts.
Our last team really showed us how it’s done with their two player soccer/survival game. Play against your friend and try to survive the barrage of soccer balls. For their mad skillz, the boys earned the “MVP” award.
Thanks to all of the young programmers who came out for our first Hackathon. This is only the first of many, so keep your programming skills sharp for Hackathon ver 1.2 at English Village. See you then!
In the final week of the cooking course, we invited parents and friends to join us in the cafe space. Each class put on their own version of a cafe, complete with menus and a unique cafe name, like “The Yummy Cafe”.
Students greeted their guests at the front door and escorted them to their seats. We had beautiful handmade menus from which they could choose drinks, sandwiches, and a delicious dessert. The guests could ask questions like “What’s in a Shirley Temple?” or “What does it taste like?” You can see from the video that the kids did most of the work in the kitchen. They all worked really well together as a team, and I’m very proud of them!
I’m excited to see the next iteration of the cafe. Maybe we can include some seasonal drinks like hot chocolate or flavored tea.
Thank you to all the parents and families who came, and of course to all the students who worked so hard in preparation. Everyone did an amazing job!
生徒たちはゲストを入口で出迎え、席までエスコートしました。みんなひとりひとりが手作りしたメニューは、とてもきれいに仕上がっていて、ゲストはそのメニューから、飲み物、サンドウィッチ、おいしいデザートを選びました。ゲストは質問してもOK。もちろん質問も答えも英語です。たとえば「What’s in a Shirley Temple?」とか「What does it taste like?」といったゲストからの質問にも生徒たちはがんばって答えていましたよ。ビデオを見てもお分かりいただけるように、子供たちはキッチンでのほとんどの仕事を自分たちでこなしていました。チームとして、みんなで協力しながらがんばってくれた生徒たちを本当に誇りに思います！