CSC Codes – A Global Coding Challenge
News Article -- January 09, 2017
Coming Soon! CSC Codes – A Global Coding Challenge
Technology is everywhere, changing every industry on the planet. We know we need an enormous workforce of future technologists; yet today, only one in four schools teach computer science. The CSC Charitable Foundation wants to help improve this with CSC Codes.
CSC Codes is a CSC Charitable Foundation initiative that will introduce children to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities and careers with a fun and engaging IT challenge and competition. As technology evolves and programming becomes a growing part of so many professional fields, we want to inspire a passion for programming and computer sciences in today’s youth.
Join us! On January 9, 2017 we will release the CSC Codes challenge and competition details. Register today to participate.
What is it? A coding challenge using Scratch - a fun and free coding platform for beginners.
Who can participate? Children 10 to 14 years old around the world (in teams of three) can participate through one of our hosting locations.
What will I need? All that is required is access to a computer, an internet connection and your imagination.
What do I have to do? Teams will have six weeks to develop and submit their online project. Entries will be assessed by our panel of judges for creativity, originality, technical merit & accuracy and good programming practices.
Why should I participate? Learning computer sciences skills is fun and easy … and develops skills that are great for your future!
Also, you have the chance to win great prizes. Winners of our local events will advance to our global championship for even more prizes and bragging rights.