TYSONS, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The CSC Charitable Foundation on Jan. 9, 2017 is launching a global technology-based learning challenge, “CSC Codes,” which invites children ages 10 to 14 to submit computer program coding projects for a chance at local prizes and a global championship. The CSC Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of CSC (NYSE: CSC), a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions.
“The world will need an enormous workforce of future technologists. The CSC Charitable Foundation is committed to enabling our youth with the awareness and skills to make the most of these opportunities.”
The goal of CSC Codes is to grow interest in STEM Education worldwide. The initiative is intended to be a fun way for youth to discover computer science through an engaging programming challenge. Schools and independent youth groups are encouraged to participate.
“Kids can code! We hope CSC Codes will inspire a passion for programming among youth and learn that computer science is an enjoyable, fun, and easy to develop skill,” said Dan Hushon, CSC’s chief technology officer. All that is required to participate in the competition is access to a computer, an internet connection and imagination.
“Technology is everywhere, changing every industry on the planet yet only one in four schools teach computer science,” Hushon continued. “The world will need an enormous workforce of future technologists. The CSC Charitable Foundation is committed to enabling our youth with the awareness and skills to make the most of these opportunities.”
Children ages 10 to 14, in teams of three, can submit coding projects online in one of two categories defined by age. Teams will have six weeks to develop and submit their online project, which will be reviewed by a panel of judges for creativity, originality, technical merit and accuracy, as well as good programming practices. Winning teams in the various categories will receive prizes with the opportunity to advance to the global championship in a location to be determined in 2017.
On January 9, 2017, the CSC Charitable Foundation will release specifics about the CSC Codes challenge. Additional information on the program including team registration details is available at: www.csc.com/csccodes.
The CSC Charitable Foundation is a registered 501(c) charity in the United States that provides structure to our philanthropic activities, ensuring our giving aligns with our mission and values. Foundation gifts align with established focus areas and are approved by the CSC Charitable Foundation Board.
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