CodeMonkey and DK Publishing Pair Up for National Coding Competition
On March 13, 2017, it was announced that CodeMonkey, a game-based learning platform that aims to teach students how to code, and DK Publishing, a multinational company committed to creating award-winning visual reference books for adults and children, collaborated to launch Code Rush, a national coding competition for elementary and middle school students in the United States.
The competition will take place online on the CodeMonkey website from April 3, 2017, to May 1, 2017. Teams of eight to ten members from schools and libraries around the country can enter the contest and will compete against each other while learning and writing real code via the programming language CoffeeScript. There are two age brackets for the competition: one consisting of grades three to five and another including grades six to eight. Groups can enter the competition for $49.95 per team.
Visit CodeMonkey’s website to learn more about Code Rush and to enter your team.
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