Code: Echo! Coding challenge inspired by upcoming movie: Each To Echo!NEWS, STEM | Nirasha Jaganath | May 9, 2014 at 9:07 am
I am a geek! No, not those that tinker with games and gadgets and call themselves a geek, I mean the one who can actually code. As in code and get paid for it. In my not so past life I was an software engineer for 12 years. My husband was also a software engineer (yes my poor geeky girls are already programming – I kid you not) so you could say programming and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) are a passion for us. So much so we make it our duty to help with local school activities promoting it.
I could go on about how important coding is, hey I even came to the USA because they were in dire need of programmers (seriously go peek inside any engineering department and see how many foreigners you see) so I personally want every kid to at least learn to code.
Enter Code.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to making computer science more available in schools! It gets more interesting! Enter Relativity Media with their upcoming feature film EARTH TO ECHO, opening in theaters everywhere on July 2! What? You want something to tie them together? You got it!
Here are the deets:
Relativity has just launched a new challenge for students across the country to use code to create a game inspired by EARTH TO ECHO.
Coding is the basic concept of computer programming, and what is used to create software, apps and websites. With “Code: Echo”, students are challenged to create their own games using code-instead of playing what’s already out there. Kids can visit www.codeechomovie.com to participate, and test themselves in three different categories: Best Story Tie In, Best Puzzle Game and Best Action Game.
Submissions until May 16th and winners will be announced May 23rd, 2014!
What are you waiting for? Go to http://codeechomovie.com/ and enter now and look out for the movie Earth to Echo July 2nd!