Summer Virtual Coding Challenge

Do you have ideas on how to make the world a better place? Join us for the Nextech Summer Coding Challenge. This year’s challenge will combine an individual computer science project (no previous CS education needed!) with various opportunities to up your CS skills and earn digital badges. While every participant will be assigned the same project, you will get to pick which badges you want to complete. Prizes will be awarded throughout the three-week challenge for attending programs and getting badges, and the winning project will receive a $1,000 college scholorship. Fill out the registration form to reserve your spot.

Here are the full details:

  • What: A three-week Coding Challenge with weekly virtual programs, an independent project, digital badging opportunities and prizing along the way.
    • The independent project will be unveiled on June 21, 2021 to all registered participants and will ask students to use technology - either an app, website, or a physical computing solution to solve a problem.
    • Over 30 badges will be available - pick as little or as many as you want.
  • Who: Open to ALL Indiana high school students during the 2021-22 school year regardless of previous CS experience and classes.
    • Students will be placed into one of three skill levels (students will work with the Nextech staff to see which level fits them best).
    • Students will participate individually throughout the challenge.
    • Participants are required to fill out the Student Registration Form to participate.
  • When: June 21 - July 9, 2021
    • Each week, there will be one event and office hours - everything will be virtual.
  • Where: Wherever you want as the Coding Challenge is 100% virtual.
  • Technology: 
    • Students will need to have access to a computer and internet in order to participate.
      • Students can use any technology in order to complete the project.
      • All badges will be available on the Nextech website.
      • Meetings will take place using Zoom.
  • Rubric: Check back on June 21 for the rubric.
  • Prizes: The winning project will win the grand prize - $1,000 college scholarship. Prizes, such as gift cards, tech gear and Nextech swag, will also be distributed for completing badges and attending meetings throughout the challenge.

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