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CSU hosts coding competition for school students to boost IT careers


Wednesday, 23 May 2018

* CSU coding comp aims to improve school students’ coding skills

* Students to solve several coding challenges in various programming languages

* Coding comp supports students to aspire to a career in IT and computing

Charles Sturt University (CSU) is hosting a coding competition on Friday 25 May for 16 students in Years 11 and 12 from high schools in the Wagga Wagga region.

Dr Arif Khan (pictured), course director in the CSU School of Computing and Mathematics said, The aim of the event is to bring together high school students interested in IT and coding, and provide a fun activity for them to improve their skills.

“The University has organised the event and has designed the program because we are keen to support these students and provide them with the opportunity to learn about computing and improve their coding skills.

“The program will involve solving a number of coding challenges in various programming languages.

“Lecturers will be teaching and guiding the students throughout the program, to support and encourage high school students to study on-campus and go into a career in IT and computing.”

The winner of the competition will receive a $100 gift voucher and a certificate of achievement. All attendees will get a certificate of participation.

The coding competition is from 9.15am to 1.15pm in the Library (room 1012, building 13) at CSU in Wagga Wagga.

Media contact: Bruce Andrews, 0418 669 362

Media Note:

Contact CSU Media to arrange interviews with Dr Arif Khan who is based at CSU in Wagga Wagga.

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