ST. GEORGE, Utah, Nov. 12, 2016 -- Dixie State University hosted their annual Code Camp bringing hundreds of programmers together in a 24 hour coding competition. The competition was broken into skill levels with the goal of who can create the coolest project in their given categories.
Student's from CodeChangers attended and competed in multiple levels and teams. In the Rookie Kit division, a team from CodeChangers took second place. They modified a shooter game and took it to the next level by hooking it up to be controlled by empty soda cans they had collected during the competition. By hooking them up to a Makey Makey micro-controller they were able to move their character and play the game just by touching the soda cans.
Another group headed by one of CodeChangers first students won the novice division. They created a web app that teaches younger coders the symbols used in coding. It had three parts to the software, one to learn the symbols, one to practice typing real code, and a memory game that makes student respond quickly as symbols pop up to navigate a space ship through a level.
Overall the event was a huge success for the community and participants. This event was made possible by Dixie State University and many corporate sponsors.