UNO To Host International Coding Contest For College Students
NEW ORLEANS – Flow Digital, a New Orleans-based software engineering and data science firm, announced today that it has partnered with the University of New Orleans to host America’s first-ever participating location for The Coding Contest, a simultaneous worldwide computer science competition.
The 2018 competition will take place from 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, April 27 a the University of New Orleans Mathematics Building, Room 317.
The competition is open to all students currently enrolled at a Louisiana higher education institution, including traditional four-year universities, community colleges and technical schools. Current registration cap is 30 students.
Following the conclusion of the contest, there will be a brief networking event where prizes will be awarded to top local performers. Here, all participants can meet potential employers, learn from industry leaders and network with fellow students from across the state who are passionate about technology.
“As Louisiana’s technology sector grows, it is vital that university students studying computer science are offered the ability to learn new skills and test those skills against those of their peers worldwide," said Walter Gugenberger, Flow Digital CEO.
Founded in 2007 by Austrian corporation Catalysts, this real-time international STEM tournament featured more than 4,500 university students in 50 cities worldwide in 2017. Organizers expect the competition to grow even larger in 2018.
“We are very excited to bring the Coding Contest to New Orleans,” Tijana Vlaskalic of Catalysts said. “Being present in the United States was one of our goals, and we are looking forward to expanding it in the future.”
Flow Digital welcomes sponsorship from local, national and international corporations who specialize in or rely upon coding, software engineering or data science, or any organizations or individuals committed to improving STEM opportunities for young people in Louisiana. Businesses, organizations and individuals interested in contributing are encouraged to email Walter Gugenberger at email@example.com.
For more information about the Coding Contest or to register to participate, visit www.codingcontest.org.