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."
February 15-16 at 1776: Greencourt Innovation Center
Address1776: Greencourt Innovation Center
12358 Parklawn Dr
Rockville, MD 20852
noon to noon
(noon-8pm for middle school)
Cost$7 per student
Group Submission Deadline: February 13
Questions? Email email@example.com or call 888-607-7763 ext 3.
Saturday, February 15
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 6:00pm Dinner All food is included with your ticket!
- 10:00pm Younger Students Leave Middle school students (grades 6-8) should be picked up before the night portion of CodeDay.
- 10:00pm CodeCup (presented by Splunk) Work with other attendees to make your city #1 worldwide!
Sunday, February 16
- 12:00am Midnight Snack All food is included with your ticket!
- 12:00am Global Game Tournament: Minecraft Hunger Games Compete against other CodeDay participants. The top three win a Kinesis Gaming Keyboard!
- 7:00am Breakfast All food is included with your ticket!
- 7:00am Younger Students Return Middle school students (grades 6-8) are welcome back for presentations and judging!
- 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!
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.