Stockton Hosts Coding Competition

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High school students from across South Jersey came together for a little friendly competition on Friday, March 17th.

Stockton University played host to the Computer Science Teachers Association's High School Computer Coding Competition. About 125 high school students were challenged to create a computer solution to everyday problems, and they were timed.

This is the second year for the event, which was created after computer science teachers realized that all related student competitions were hosted in North Jersey, and wanted to give South Jersey students the chance to shine.

"I've noticed that we have a really great mix of gender—male and female—[as well as] a variety of students who are not necessarily intending to major in computer science, but they're coming because they find that there's a little something for everyone in computer science," said Lynne Kesselman, president of the Southern New Jersey chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association.

Students and professors from Stockton and Atlantic Cape Community College served as assistants and judges for the competition.



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