Dream It. Code It. Win It.

I attended a CS Teacher Meetup last night at USV. We talked about a lot of things but focused on the issue of getting more girls to code. It’s an important issue that I think we are starting to make good progress on.

Though not focused on girls per se, I heard about a neat coding challenge that is happening this Spring called Dream It. Code It. Win It.

This is a programming challenge (not a Hackathon) aimed at High School and College students. It is organized by the MIT Club of New York, MIT Enterprise Forum, and Trading Screen. The goal is to reward “the creative aspects of a computer science education.” College teams can win monetary prizes ($20k, $15k, and $10k). High School teams can win iPads.

The submission is a video where the team explains the problem they set out to solve, their solution, and a demonstration of a live working product that solves the problem.

Submissions can be made here and the juding panel will meet in NYC on April 30th from 5pm to 9pm to select the winners.

If you know a high school or college aged student who likes to code, please let them know about this contest.