Increasing diverse STEM enrollment.

CodeDay increases the diversity and number of students who register for Computer Science classes in hundreds of schools across the world.

 
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CodeDay gets students excited about Computer Science and drives enrollment.

At CodeDay, students pitch ideas for apps or games, then work in teams to create their projects over a weekend. At the end, students present to judges.

75% of students register with little-to-no interest in Computer Science, but 71% of these students continue coding for months after the event, 65% register for a CS class, and 48% pursue a CS major in college (learn more).

We work with hundreds of schools and districts to increase CS enrollment.

[The Salinas Valley] is one of the 13 most dangerous cities in California... My goal is to expose my students to the vast opportunities that exist outside of our valley.

Students entered their first CodeDay with no knowledge of what to expect. They were welcomed with open arms, provided with mentors, taught basic coding skills, and began to see themselves as capable of being part of this "world."

Summer Prather-Smith
Director, Monterey County Office of Education

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Saturday, November 10

  • 11:00am Doors open Please don't show up earlier, you'll be waiting outside!
  • 11:30am Lunch All food is included with your ticket!
  • 12:00pm Kickoff & Pitches Not sure what you want to work on? Our Code Evangelists will help you get some ideas and form a team.
  • 12:30pm Start Coding! After forming teams, it's time to get to work on your project! Our Code Evangelists and other mentors will be helping teams throughout the event.
  • 12:30pm Beginner: Intro to coding Totally new to coding? No problem! Attend this workshop and our Code Evangelists will walk you through creating your first game.
  • 6:00pm Dinner All food is included with your ticket!

Sunday, November 11

  • 12:00am Midnight Snack All food is included with your ticket!
  • 7:00am Breakfast All food is included with your ticket!
  • 8:00am Presentation sign-up The final few hours. Teams with something to show are encouraged to sign up to present at the end.
  • 9:00am Judges arrive Judges will go around to demo the projects before the final presentations.
  • 10:00am Presentations Everyone who created something during CodeDay is asked to give a brief presentation.
  • 11:30am Awards Awards given for Top Overall, Best App, Best Game, and more.
  • 12:00pm Clean-up Thank the venue for hosting CodeDay by helping clean up!

FAQ

  • How safe is CodeDay?

    CodeDay is organized by srnd.org, a worldwide non-profit which has run more than 350 CodeDays since 2011. It is held in a secured venue, and run by our background-checked staff. Only students, staff, and teachers with IDs are allowed to remain after the kickoff.

  • Do we register as a group or individually?

    You may either register as a group, or promote the event to students individually. Promotional resources are available on the school registration page.

  • What are the prerequisites to attend?

    Students must be in middle school or older. Other than that, there really are no prerequisites! CodeDay is one of the most beginner-friendly events available.

  • What will students learn?

    At the end of the event, students will be able to: work with a team to create specifications for a project, search online for answers to technical problems, and program a complete and functioning application or game.

  • Must teachers/chaperones attend?

    Chaperones or teachers are not required to attend, but are recommended for groups of more than 10 students. We will need to either conduct our own background check on attending chaperones, or you will need to confirm that your school has performed them.

  • Does CodeDay comply with FERPA?

    Generally, yes: when students register as a group we collect only basic directory information.

More questions? Contact us!