At CodeDay, student programmers and artists build cool apps & games. No experience is needed, and you can join alone or with friends.
I was a little bit nervous because I came alone, but it was pretty cool because I just met a group and started working on a project.
Isaiah Slowtalker, Student
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.
Most students register with little-to-no interest in Computer Science, but 70% of these students continue coding for months after the event, 65% register for a CS class, and 48% pursue a CS major in college.
CodeDay events are run by our staff who complete our extensive Code Evangelist® training: the most in-depth training for helping students succeed workshops and mentoring.
The cost of CodeDay is only $7 per student, and free tickets are available for low-income areas.


  • Participants must be between 12-25 years old, and a current student.
  • Middle school students must be picked up between 8-10pm, and can return between 7-9am on Sunday.
  • No experience is necessary!
CodeDay is a creative event which appeals to students from all backgrounds. In addition to CS students, we particularly encourage:
  • Art students who are interested in game art or app design.
  • Music students interested in scoring games.
  • Acting students interested in voice-acting game characters.
  • Writers interested in writing plots for games.
We strongly encourage teachers from non-CS fields to promote to your students. We will help them get started.

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