Codeathon

Codeathon Logo
 

What is Codeathon?

Codeathon is a computer science design challenge open to Concept Schools students in grades K-12. Codeathon is a hybrid event where students work collaboratively in person to develop a computer science solution to a real-world issue in just 2 weeks and present/submit their solution virtually!


Codeathon aims to provide a unique experience for students to discover their passion for science, technology, math, and engineering (STEM). When creating, connecting, and collaborating with peers, every student has the potential to shine in STEM. Therefore, we encourage students to share their experiences, talents, and abilities with others through this unique platform.


We use readily available platforms and a virtual format to ensure that this event is accessible for all students!


Prizes: Winning teams receive up to 1st $200, 2nd $160, 3rd $120, 4th $80, and 5th $40.


Important Dates:

    • October 25: Codeathon Announcement/Promotion to Schools
    • November 7, 3:30 pm CST: Coaches’ Briefing via Zoom
    • Nov.-Feb.: Codeathon Coaches and technology teachers teach students computational thinking and coding
    • January 23: Codeathon Registration Opens
    • February 28: Codeathon Registration Closes
    • March 2: Codeathon Kickoff via Zoom
  • March 2-16: Codeathon Competition
  • March  16, 4:00 pm CST: Codeathon submission deadline.
  • March 17-April 10: Judging
April 17, time TBD: Codeathon Awards Announced!
 

Registration:

  • $25 per team of 2-4 students
  • Youth Division grades 3-5
  • Junior Division grades 6-8
  • Senior Division grades 9-12
  • Registration link: will be posted here on January 23, 2023

Contacts:

  • Principals and Teachers contact Travis Jiskra, Director of Educational Technology, Concept Schools [email protected]

  • Students contact your Codeathon coach or technology teacher.