CodeExpertz 1.0 is a 6 hour online school programming competition exclusively for the school children of Sri Lanka. As the prime technological institution of Sri Lanka, we have taken the initial step to provide a platform for the school children to showcase their hidden talents and improve their skills in the field of computer programming. This will be a new avenue for the school children to get the exposure to the real world technology aspects at a very young age, which we at IEEE Student Branch of University of Moratuwa (IEEE SB UoM), consider as a great privilege
The competition was created to,
- Motivate school students to be technologically sound in solving real world problems, especially using computer programming
- To provide students an online competitive environment to investigate their talents in programming.
- Give IEEE Student Members a challenge to embrace team work – an important skill to develop for career success.
Students, who are currently studying in a school(O/L & A/L) and students just finished their advanced level examinations, will be eligible to take part in this competition.
We are hoping to conduct a series of workshops prior to the competition to give the students awareness about programming in general and the competition. These workshops will be held in selected schools and institutions all over the country, at the University of Moratuwa premises and selected centers in each district.
The first workshop was successfully held at Holy Cross College, Kalutara with the participation of almost 150 students from Kalutara District. Students from Holy Cross College, Kalutara Vidyalaya and Mathugama Central College were present on that day. This workshop was conducted by our high calibre undergraduates representing the technical committee. All of them are members of the IEEE Student Branch of University of Moratuwa. We were able to witness the enthusiasm of the students towards this competition and we are more than happy to receive encouraging feedback regarding this work shop.By conducting several workshops in other districts also, we hope to retain the momentum until the competition.
We are extremely glad to have Digit.lk as the online media partner which will be supporting us and promoting our event throughout the entire duration of the competition. For more information regarding the competition and the registration process, please visit our Facebook page or contact Subodha Charles 071 4438868, Malintha Fernando 071 8874922.