DPS STS School Dhaka has organized an inter-school coding competition titled “Crack the Code” for both senior and junior campuses.
The certificates and crests will be distributed to the winners on May 4.
Prior to the event, DPS STS teachers conducted a three-day on-campus training session to prepare the students from March 27-29.
The training session focused on Scratch and Python programming. There was no registration fee for either the training or the competition.
A total of 173 students from DPS STS and other schools, including Summerfield International School, Aga Khan Academy Dhaka, Playpen and Oxford International School, registered for the competition.
The competition was divided into two rounds. In the first round, the participants were given a set of Python coding problems to solve within a specific time in an online quiz format. The problems had been designed to test the participants’ knowledge of programming concepts and skills.
The top performers from the first round were selected to move on to the final round, where they had to develop a scenario-based game. The game had to be designed and implemented in Scratch or Python.
The game development competition was divided into the junior, middle and senior categories.
The junior category consisted of students from fifth and sixth grades, the middle category had seventh- and eighth-grade students while the senior category consisted of ninth- and higher-grade students.
The competition was highly competitive, and all the participants demonstrated exceptional coding skills.
DPS STS Principal Dr Shivananda CS said: “As we can all see, coding skills are in the highest demand in the technological era of the 21st century. Now, the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution is happening, and to prepare our children to make the most out of it and contribute to the progress and development of Bangladesh, we want to introduce them to coding at an early stage. I hope the competition can play a vital role in making the students realize their passion for coding.”