Tekserve, a leading provider of technology solutions for creative professionals and a leading Apple and Avid reseller is proud to announce the winner of the Tekserve-sponsored Women in Technology prize for the Dream it. Code it. Win it. Competition organized by The MIT Enterprise Forum, MIT Club of New York and TradingScreen. Jazmin Hupp, Director of Marketing, Tekserve, awarded Catherine D’Ignazio, a research assistant at the MIT Center for Civic Media, the $5,000 prize for The Babbling Brook, a creative problem-solving programming application. All winners of the contest were announced at the recent Future of Innovation in a Networked World event, held at Cooper Union in New York City.
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology competition for student programmers offering $50,000 in prizes will incorporate other disciplines and focus areas outside of STEM, including art, diversity and digital literacy…
Organizers of the “Dream it. Code it. Win it” competition emphasize the event isn’t a “hack-a-thon,” but is intended to spotlight creative and flexible uses of code.
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Why does the world need another coding competition?
“Dream it. Code it. Win it.” has been launched to celebrate creativity, literacy, and diversity in Computer Science. Those missing elements are important, because they are required to address a growing gap in the number, and the quality of graduates required to fill the next generation of STEM jobs.
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“Dream it. Code it. Win it.,” has been launched with more than $50,000… prizes, (which) will be awarded to students 18 years or older, and enrolled at accredited institutions.
(T)his competition was launched to celebrate and reward computer science as a creative tool, and not just as a coding exercise. This approach is meant to help encourage people of all backgrounds and genders to participate, particularly women, who make up just 23 percent of STEM workers, versus 48 percent of the total workforce, according to the National Math and Science Initiative.
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A pair of MIT alumni clubs and a Wall Street trading-software developer have launched a contest that will give a total of $50,000 in cash and prizes to college students who submit the best, most creative new applications.
Dream it. Code it. Win it…. was announced Jan. 9 by New York-based Trading Screen, Inc., which is funding and co-sponsoring it along with an MIT alumni association called the MIT Club of New York and The Enterprise Forum of New York City – Gotham’s edition of a national association for entrepreneurs that is supported by MIT and has chapters in 28 U.S. cities.
The goal of the contest is to “provide college students with an opportunity to pursue their dreams,” with actual cash awards for work that might not be considered in other competitions, according to the announcement from Trading Screen.
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ELISABETH GREENBAUM KASSON reports on Dream it. Code it. Win it., which is designed to address a lack of art and design in STEM.
Dream it. Code it. Win it….offers cash awards for the most creative applications, is for full-time students, 18 years or older, who are attending an accredited institution.
(T)he art and design elements of STEM are inadequate… (W)ithout building them into applicable areas of study, the U.S. won’t be able to fill the more than 700,000 tech jobs anticipated to open up in the coming years.
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