High School Students Spend 24 Hours Writing Code in Competition

Posted by Community Relations on 11/19/2014

Several students in the Computer Studies Magnet Program took part in CodeDay, November 8, at Co+Hoots in downtown Phoenix, one of 23 locations around the country. High School students spent 24 hours writing code. The 15 students worked in teams to develop either a game or an app. They met and worked with students from other schools. Computer scientists in the industry worked as mentors to the high school students. At the end of the 24 hours, each group presented their project to a panel of judges. Three Carl Hayden students, along with a student from a charter school, took top honors as best project. Armando Chavez, Jose Hurtado and Kevin Garcia completed a project called the Elite Calculus-ator, which solved derivatives as well as other geometric problems. Rodrigo Najera and his group worked on a project called "Pushy", which was selected as best app project.
Students from Metro Tech, Central, Camelback and Bioscience also attended the event. Incoming Board member Stephanie Parra was instrumental in getting scholarships for the students and helping to secure laptops from Go Daddy for the students to use.