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MoCAAD Youth Museum Hackathon

Miami Museum of Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora, Opa-locka CDC and Code Fever Miami Join With MOCA North Miami and Edouard Duval-Carrié For A Youth Museum Hackathon

The Miami Museum of Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora, Miami MoCAAD, collaborated with internationally acclaimed artist, Edouard Duval-Carrié, and the Brown University Department of Africana Studies to produce the catalogue for Duval-Carrié’s solo exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, “ Metamorphosis: The Conjunctural Art of Edouard Duval-Carrié.”  To foster more collaborations and further educational efforts beyond the catalogue,  Miami MoCAAD enlisted Opa-locka CDC and Code Fever Miami/Black Tech Week Miami to join in conducting a computer coding Hackathon with students from Carol City High School and the Arts Academy of Excellence founded by the Opa-locka CDC.  This collaboration will engage junior and high school students in designing museum experiences that appeal to their peers.  Duval-Carrié’s exhibit,  “Metamorphosis:  Edouard Duval Carrié’s exhibit at MOCA will be the  “laboratory.” 

 Fifteen students (10 high school and 5 junior high school) will participate.  Most of the students participated in a summer coding camp and quite a few already earned their coding certificates.  MOCA North Miami will make Duval-Carrié’s exhibit accessible to the students for a morning tour and artist talk and provide space for lap top computer work stations.  Edouard Duval Carrié’s conversation at the start of the day will introduce the students to his art and set the stage for the students to get a crash coding course led by tech and startup experts from Code Fever Miami. Code Fever Miami will provide laptops.  Opa-locka CDC will provide additional instructional support, transportation, paper and pencil supplies, cash prizes for the students and pizza lunch. 

At the end of this all-day session, the students will pitch their ideas for a museum/art experience.  The winning student pitches will receive cash prizes. The purpose of this hackathon will be to design museum experiences that engage junior and high school students in anticipation of the design of the planned Miami Museum of Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora.



The MoCAAD Youth Museum Hackathon merges both technology and artistic training for students. Students will learn how to pitch, model, and convert their ideas into interactive art experiences, in addition to learning the basics of coding. At the end of the event, each student team will put their skills to the test in a Shark Tank-style competition for Prizes!

Topics Covered Include:

  • Startup Training
  • Design Thinking
  • Intro to HTML/CSS
  • Pitch Training
  • How to Go Viral

Registration: Closed

Lunch will be provided. Register on eventbrite and we'll see you there

Sponsored by the MoCAAD and the Knight Foundation

Code Miami Fever is a STEM non-profit education organization with a mission to inspire underserved minority students between the ages of 13 to 21 to code, build and create technology enterprises within their communities. It's our job to close the gap in technology education and become leaders in STEM fields by increasing the number of young startup founders.