This week there are three big announcements about Code Wars, one of the top student hackathons in the world.
The first Cuban competitor
There’s a proud history of schools from around the world taking part in Code Wars, but a team from Cuba has never entered the competition.
Havana-based Universidad de las Ciencias Informaticas is on the slate of competitors in 2014.
Another competitor: Columbia University
The latest school to sign up is Columbia University.
The school has a boatload of computer science achievements, including the Anita Borg Women of Vision Award and “30 under 30” Innovators in Science [Forbes Magazine], but there’s no Code Wars championship on that list.
This may be the year it gets added.
An honored repeat from JetBrains
Lastly, JetBrains has announced they will be a major sponsor again this year.
Every student on each school’s top team will score a free copy of any two JetBrains products. As in a free copy of IntelliJ. A free copy of ReSharper. Or any of their other awesome tools.
Still time to sign up
If your school is interested in competing, there’s still time. Head on over to the Code Wars registration page.
Hope to see you in 2014.
Author: Heidi V. Anderson
Heidi has been writing professionally about computers, technology and the Internet for more than 20 years. She lives in Vermont where she taps her maple trees for syrup and most of the year wishes it was just a little bit warmer out.
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