STEM takes over
For the first time ever iCode4Kids is making the scene as a hackathon for kids. On April 16th the hackathon will take place in downtown Dallas at the AT&T headquarters. This organization is all about bringing STEM a.k.a science, technology, engineering, and math to the attention of the younger generation.
This will be a special opportunity for young students from elementary school all the way up to high school to be able to spend a day problem solving with STEM to find solutions to real world problems. Founder and CEO of iCode, Abid Abedi is very excited to see this hackathon come together and mold the minds of youths. He said:
“We have been dreaming up this hackathon for the past year and are thrilled to finally see it come to fruition. We are thankful for our partners who have helped us make it a reality, and we can’t wait to get students involved and excited about the opportunities that STEM provides.”
It’s going to be a long day
The entire hackathon will last six to 10 hours, giving the students all that time to complete the challenge.
Hackathons in general are great opportunities for bringing people together to problem solve and come up with innovative creations and solutions. Abhi Ingle, an iCode board member stated:
“AT&T is honored to host this event. We are passionate about giving students access and exposure at an early age to the skills they need to become future tech leaders. It will be a great day and I can’t wait to see the exciting solutions the participants come up with.”
Although Skild is not managing the iCode4Kids platform, it feels pretty good being in the same company as such innovative challenges. Skild couldn’t agree more with TAGT Executive Director and a sponsor to the event, JJ Colburn, that the goal of these competitions is to, “ensure high achieving students reach their unique and limitless potential.”
It’s not too late to sign up and is only $20 per student. There is limited space so be sure to register before it’s too late!