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March Microproject: Javascript Takeover!

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Have you ever gone to a boring website and thought “I wish all the pictures on here were of something I love- like pizza! Or my favorite street art!” Well for this month’s microproject, you’re going to make that happen! All you need is Mozilla’s Thimble tool and some easy-to-learn code-hacking skills (which we’ll teach you) to make sure that when you browse the web, all you’ll see are pictures of bacon, or Adventure Time- or anything you want!

Click here to get started!

Congratulations GIF-entines Day Winners!

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In the spirit of GIF-entines Day we asked you to create special GIFs to show your friends, family, teachers and classmates how much you care about them. We can't believe how many GIFs you created! We got hundreds of submissions this month from around the world! Thank you to everyone who tried creating a GIF. Whether it was your first GIF or your fourteenth, you made this one of the best MicroProject Competitions ever!

Our Grand Prize

Earning the MicroProject Winner Badge and a $60 gift card to Best Buy for their squad is lelabed from ACMSQUAD 2014-2015 in American Canyon, CA.

Lelabed made a GIF for her aunt who is battling cancer. Not only is her GIF well made, but her post is beautiful and truly conveys how much her aunt means to her. Lelabed used GIFmaker to combine real photographs with custom captions and images. Thanks for making such a thoughtful GIF, lelabed!

Congratulations lelabed and all of the ACMSQUAD members!



Check out lelabed's GIF!

Our First Runner Up

Our first runner up receiving a Papertronics Lunar Module for her squad is shiyannadya.ng from 2015 CTDZ in China! It's awesome to get international MicroProject submissions! We love the design of this GIF. The layering is incredible and the design is so creative! Do you see the pizza inside the heart that's there for just a brief second? Way to go shiyannadya.ng!

Check out shiyuannadya.ng's project!

Our Second Runner Up

Our second Runner Up (also receiving a Papertronics Lunar Module) is the entire BSMS2 MouseSquad from Badger Springs Middle School in Moreno Valley, California. They submitted so many awesome GIFs that we wanted to recognize the whole Squad! Here are some of their submissions:

JaredP created this GIF to honor his class:

KatherineS created this GIF to send her love to her aunt who moved away:

BrisaP created this GIF to say Happy Birthday to a friend! That's awesome!

JefferyR created this GIF for his family because when he needs someone they are always there for him:

Congratulations Badger Springs Middle School and the BSMS2 MouseSquad!

Honorable Mention

A special honorable mention goes to a GIF from CheyenneM from Ida B. Mouse Squad in San Francisco, CA. This GIF made us laugh so much we couldn't help but share it. This will make you smile:

Thanks CheyenneM. You really made our day!

Shout out for Wins!

It's not too late to give out Wins to your favorite MicroProject entries! Give wins for creativity, technical know-how or inspiration. Click here to check out all the school designs that were submitted! This month we'd like to shout out UlrichApril for giving an awesome Creativity win!

When you see someone make a cool MicroProject submission, let them know that they did a great job by giving them a win! Thanks for giving such a great win UlrichApril!

Thank you to Coordinators and students who participated and submitted so many awesome GIFs! This has been one of our biggest MicroProjects ever! We are looking forward to seeing many more of them in the future. Be sure to check out our new project: Javascript Takeover!.

Sign Up NOW! The Next Hive Game Jam is March 14th!

Come play, hack and make games with us!


Sign Up Now! Space is Limited!


Do you like games? Do you like making things? Then come design games with some of the best game design educators in New York City! We'll be leading an activity from MOUSE's Serious Games badge using Scratch with other awesome game making experts. We'll introduce you to the principles of good game design, and then give you time to create your own game with the help of our expert staff.

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WHEN: Saturday, March 14th
TIME: 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
WHAT: Make games and have fun!
WHERE:Iridescent Science Studio
890 Garrison Avenue
Bronx, NY 10474
United States

Near the 2, 5 and 6 trains.


Sign up now! Space is Limited!

CONTACT: Alex Fleming at alex@mouse.org or 646-574-1767 with questions or for help finding the Game Jam.

Light snacks will be provided. Parents are encouraged to attend the last 30 minutes to see a showcase of games made that day.

Check out these games remixed at previous Game Jams! How do you want your game to look? You can make a game just like these and more!


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This event is funded by the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund at the New York Community Trust. Organizations present at this game jam include MOUSE, Iridescent, Exposure Camp and Coder Dojo.


Reserve your spot TODAY!