Frequently Asked Questions

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What is CodeFest?

CodeFest 2019 is a 2D1N Hackathon full of fun, excitement and coding challenges. It takes place on the 8th to 9th Dec 2019 at Kidzania, Sentosa. The 2019 theme is Nature x Tech and will include activities such as learning and hiking trails, coding workshops and a hackathon! Choose from 3 exciting categories: Game Design (ages 7-9), Robotics (ages 9-12) or Mobile App Development (ages 12-16).

Who can participate?

Anyone between the ages of 7-16 can participate in one of these 3 categories: Game Design (ages 7-9), Robotics (ages 9-12) or Mobile App Development (ages 12-16).

How much does it cost?

Game Design (ages 7-9) - $360
Robotics (ages 9-12) - $390
Mobile App Development (ages 12-16) - $360

Register before 10th October 2019 and receive a $50 discount of the listed price above.

How do I pay?

You may choose to pay via Internet Banking or PayNow.

Is it a group or individual competition?

CodeFest 2019 is an individual competition.

How do I sign up?

You can sign up by clicking the ‘Register Now’ button at the top of this webpage or through the hardcopy registration form by our channel partners.

Where will the participants be staying overnight?

Participants will be staying in capsule style beds at KidZania, which was newly launched in September 2019.

Are the learning trails indoor or outdoor?

The learning trails will take place outdoor at the nearby Green Building and Imbiah Hiking Trail.

My child has dietary restrictions. Can he/she join?

Please inform us if your child has any dietary restrictions in the registration form and the meals will be catered accordingly.

Can parents stay over?

Parents are not allowed to stay over, however parents are invited to join their child during the Presentation & Award Ceremony on Day 2.

What does my child need to bring?

Your child needs to along his/her laptop, charger, stationary, water bottle and toiletries.

My child does not have a laptop. Can he/she join?

Your child is required to bring his/her own laptop. If your child does not have a laptop, we may be able to offer laptops for loan at a fee, please contact us for more information.

My child does not have a mobile phone. Can he/she join?

A mobile phone is only required for the Green City Challenge category. If your child does not have a mobile phone, we may be able to offer mobile phones for loan at a fee, please contact us for more information.

My child is not between the age group. Can he/she join?

Unfortunately, we do not accept participants who are not between the age group of 7-16.

Will there be a certificate given?

Yes, all participants will receive a certificate upon completion of CodeFest 2019.

What if my child has never been to a hackathon before or has no coding experience?

No worries! CodeFest 2019 is suitable for beginners.

Will there be adults staying overnight?

Yes, there will be chaperones staying overnight.