DigiCode Applied Programming Youth Contest
The DigiCode Applied Programming Youth Contest organized by the Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises (UATE).
The main goals of the competition are to encourage and develop students' algorithmic thinking, turn them from game consumers into game makers, to identify talented teenagers and enable them to develop their creative abilities, to identify the most active schools and individuals. DigiCode has also become an effective platform where schoolchildren from all the Marzes of Armenia meet each other, share knowledge and innovative ideas.
The programming language of the contest is Scratch. It is a graphical programming environment developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Working in this environment, schoolchildren communicate through the network with students from other foreign schools, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their games and help them evaluate each other.
The schoolchildren compete for the "Best Game", "Best Virtual Laboratory", "Best Design" and "Best Idea" nominations in groups of up to 13 years old and over 13 years old.