Break into Code - Become a Technology Creator
- Posted: May 06, 2015 at 6:00AM
You all know how much I like the idea of kid coders, that we can teach the next generations that they are not slaves to their PC's, that they can have control, via code.
With this event, they not only learn, share but can win cash too!
You know those games and apps you use on your phone every day? Somebody made those – and it could be somebody like you! With free software and tutorials from Microsoft Imagine, a Microsoft YouthSpark program, students ages 9-18 worldwide can learn to code their first game in about an hour and then dive deeper to personalize it, remix it, change it up however they want. Finally with our new Break into Code! contest students can submit their finished games to compete for a total of $12,000 (USD) in cash prizes!
This is just the first in a new series of contests from Microsoft Imagine that give students like you the opportunity to learn coding, make great games and apps you can share with your friends, and unleash your ideas and your creativity. Become a technology creator today and Break Into Code!
The Break Into Code! challenge:
- Use any device with a browser and internet connection to register and participate
- Follow an easy tutorial to create a working video game using TouchDevelop
- Ask yourself – what would you do to make the game different?
- Modify the game to make it your own and submit it to the contest before June 7th
Yes, it’s that easy! Don’t have any coding experience? No problem! Do you think you know your stuff? Show us what you’ve got! This challenge isn’t just about coding – it’s about creativity! With Break Into Code! you will see that coding is within your reach and allows for limitless possibilities - what are you waiting for? Get started today, compete with your peers around the world, and Break Into Code! for your chance to win cash prizes!
Microsoft Imagine introduces the Break Into Code challenge as a beginner level challenge that will get you excited about coding even if you don’t have any previous experience. We’ve teamed up with Microsoft Research’s TouchDevelop to get students of all ages started with a simple, easy to follow tutorial on coding a brick breaker game. The tutorial will get you started from a blank slate to a working game which you can then personalize and reinvent to make it your own. You can use any device with a browser and internet connection to participate.
Step 1: Create and Customize your game ...
Step 2: Collect your Materials ...
Step 3: Upload your submission for the competition ...
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