A coding conference and virtual meetup for Grades 1-6 students
Last year, young students from Grade 1 & 2 participated for the first time during Codeathon day and explored the ScratchJr. app. They loved it! This year we will open our doors to young learners from around the world and engage them with coding.
Coding is a part of the maker movement - one can design and program using code, and as such use this technology as an essential element in problem solving and creative thinking. Global Codeathon can be a great platform for students to connect with the global community by learning with others and sharing their maker projects. Check out some of our Maker resources in our Lessons page.
The advanced coding competition is a great opportunity to be creative and to test one’s coding skills. Our theme this year is Defend the Earth. Interested participants have until May 5th, 4:00pm to submit their program in the Advanced Competition page.
Last Year's Codeathon
The 2016 Global Codeathon was the first time that we had multiple schools in the Americas (both in the USA) meet in real time to share their love of coding. The Advanced Competition winner was a 3rd grader from California and he loved receiving his winner’s certificate signed by Dong Nguyen, the maker of Flappy Bird.
We loved having the Americas join and hope to get more schools involved to make this the biggest Global Codeathon ever!