CoderNova with the support of SySTEMic Solutions is organizing the first-ever Cool Code Awards, which is the ultimate coding competition for elementary, middle and high school students in the broader Northern Virginia region. The aim of the competition is to celebrate creativity and diversity as well as to inspire and encourage kids to showcase their coding skills. The competition is designed to increase interest amongst school students in taking up a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subject at university and beyond. In addition to having a great time and building amazing games, apps, and gadgets, through their participation in Cool Code Awards, students will learn many academic and life skills.

Individual kids or teams of students are tasked with designing and building apps, games, web tool, or cool gadgets that run on Raspberry, Arduino, or other related micro-computing devices. Coding concepts and design thinking are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, patience, leadership, communications, and perseverance. The competition will be held on December 12, 2015 (12PM-2PM) at the Silverline Center in Tysons Corner, VA.  Please RSVP for the event at https://coderdojonovahourofcode.eventbrite.com.

To learn more about Cool Code Awards, please visit http://www.coolcode.co.

Cool Code Awards is made possible by the generous support of the following organizations:

 

About Neustar

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Neustar, Inc. (NYSE:NSR) is the first real-time provider of cloud-based information services and data analytics, enabling marketing and IT security professionals to promote and protect their businesses. With a commitment to privacy and neutrality, Neustar operates complex data registries and uses its expertise to deliver actionable, data-driven insights that help clients make high-value business decisions in real time, one customer interaction at a time. More information is available at www.neustar.biz.

 

About Google

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Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world.  More information is available at http://www.google.com/about/company/.

 

About NOVA’s SySTEMic Solutions

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SySTEMic Solutions is a program of the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) that provides a pathway to employment or higher education with a degree in a STEM-related field. The program partners with the three local school divisions, counties, and private industries, to encourage more students to consider STEM careers.  More information is available at http://www.nvcc.edu/systemic/index.html