It’s only six weeks until the NCSS Challenge kicks off.
If you haven’t come across it before, the NCSS Challenge is a programming competition that’s been running for secondary school students in Australia for the last 9 years:
The Challenge is unlike any other programming competition. We’ll teach you how to program as we go along, rather than expecting you to be an expert already. If you’re a seasoned coder, we have something for you too – the problems range from relatively simple to mind-bendingly hard.
For 5 weeks starting on Monday 4th August, 2014 and running until Sunday 7th September, 2014, we will release a set of notes containing the information you will need to complete the week’s programming challenges.
This year, Grok are introducing a new stream of the NCSS Challenge using Blockly, a visual programming language similar to Scratch. This stream will be perfect for primary school students and as a first introduction to programming.
For all the details on the NCSS Challenge including how to sign up students and schools see their wesbite.