The MIT Enterprise Forum of Phoenix is excited to announce the 2nd annual Great Arizona Code Challenge! This 36-hour event will give the kids from all over the state a great opportunity to showcase their coding ability and compete with some of the most talented young programmers from Arizona.
The hackathon is open to K-12 programmers of all skill levels. There will be classes and mentors available to teach beginners the basics of coding, as well as workshops that explore all that is possible with computer programming!
During the event, the programmers will have the option to create apps for local non-profit organizations. Participants in grades 9-12 will arrive on the morning of Friday, July 22nd, and code all day and night. Participants in grades 3-8 will arrive on the morning of Saturday, July 23rd, and spend all day making games and apps.
After the coding is over, all the kids will have a chance to present their project to their peers in a “show and tell” session. Expert judges will choose the winning teams and award some amazing prizes at the closing ceremony— including half-ride scholarships to the University of Advancing Technology.
The closing ceremony will take place on Saturday night and is open to families and the general public. While coders will have a reserved spot at the closing ceremonies, families will need to reserve their seats beforehand.
We’re excited to see some familiar faces and some newcomers! Reserve your spot by clicking here. We hope you choose to participate, and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have.