Developers and designers encouraged to join Hackathon for Children in Need

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A 48-hour Hackathon this weekend will bring web and app based games to life in aid for Children in Need – and if you’re an iOS and Android developer or graphic designer, you can lend a hand.

The project is due to take place at Birmingham Science Park Aston (BSPA) and hopefully result in lots of creative games to be submitted for sale in the Apple Store and Android Market Place. Ideas for the games were submitted by primary school kids across the West Midlands who were asked to sketch plots and characters they’d like to see come to life.

Three of those ideas will be selected this week and the children behind them are invited to come along to the event and see them become a reality.

The Hackathon was organised by Oxygen Accelerator, an investment programme designed to intensively mentor super-early stage startups in a 13-week long course. Teams currently participating in the programme will spend the weekend coding away for the cause, but the organisers are hoping for more young (and old) talent to join them in Birmingham.

Said Oxygen Accelerator founder Mark Hales, “This Hackathon is about inspiring the young designers and developers of the future, while raising money for a hugely worthwhile cause. We have our fantastic teams at the ready, but are seeking extra support from anyone who thinks they can help us produce the best possible games in just 48-hours.”

If you want to be coding for a cause this weekend or would like to get involved otherwise you can find more information here.