CPF initiative launches coding community contest | Crown Prince Foundation

CPF initiative launches coding community contest

3 November 2021


The One Million Jordanian Coders Initiative announced on Tuesday a "Coding Communities" competition to scale up youth's abilities in coding and teach them new skills.

The Initiative is implemented by the Crown Prince Foundation (CPF), in partnership with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, and in cooperation with the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future.

According to a statement, the initiative said that the contest brings together groups of school and university students, youth centers and knowledge stations, provides high quality education opportunities and enables youth to strengthen their skills and boost digital economy in Jordan. The targeted groups can register as of November 2 on the initiative's social media accounts, the statement added.

It noted that individuals and host schools and universities will be competing for three prizes; the first is worth JD5,000 for the top 10 students who submit prototypes in the second phase of a technical project that solves a social challenge, the second is worth JD3,000 for the top 10 teachers or community leaders, who followed up on the individuals participating in the contest, while the last prize involves giving away 30 computers and tablets to the top 3 schools, centers, or organizations that hosted the coding community.

The competition will go on until February 2022, and an independent committee of experts in the technical and entrepreneurship fields will evaluate the projects and announce a winner by March of the same year.