Google puts out Call to Code
Post primary school teachers have until midday 23 November to register their students to take part in the first round of Google’s Call to Code competition.
The first round of challenges will be on 25 November, where Irish students aged from 13-18 will try to solve as many logic puzzles and programming tasks as possible.
“This competition is open to all post primary school students, even those who are completely new to coding,” said Claire Conneely, education manager, Google Ireland. “We created this competition to gain a better understanding of the knowledge of and interest in coding at post primary level. We want as many students as possible to take part and try out coding and perhaps they will find that they have a hidden talent because successful coding is about logic: if you can think logically, you can code.
“This is also a great resource for teachers who are trying to encourage students to learn to code and to develop the skills of young people who are already enthusiastic about coding. Teachers play a vital role in computer science education and Call to Code is designed to support teachers in encouraging students to code and study computer science.”
Forty finalists will be selected to come to Google’s offices in Dublin on 9 December. There is also a prize for teachers with the largest number of students entered into the competition.
Google has provided online resources for students and teachers at www.calltocode.ie.