CodeMonkey Launches Code Rush, a Nationwide Coding Competition for Elementary and Middle School Teams in North America

CodeMonkey, a leading game-based learning platform for teaching students to write real code, is delighted to announce that Code Rush, a nationwide coding competition for teams of elementary and middle school students, is back. Code Rush is geared to encourage students to get into coding through a fun, group competition.

Code Rush is a month-long competition held by CodeMonkey. Code Rush is open to 3rd to 8th graders in coding clubs, schools, and libraries across the United States and Canada. Team leaders can be teachers, parents and coding club instructors. This year’s competition will provide coding challenges never before seen in North America.

“The Code Rush Competition is such a cool way to engage the students in coding,” said Kelsey Parrasch, a 4th Grade Teacher at Edgewater Elementary School, whose students participated in Code Rush last year.

“There was this leaderboard that you (CodeMonkey) updated frequently and every morning we used to stare at our phones waiting for the update,” said Sheryl Sokoler from Schechter School of Long Island.

Thousands of students across the states participated in last year’s first annual Code rush. Anyone can participate from home, school or local library. This year’s Code Rush will take place from February 22nd until March 22nd.

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About CodeMonkey:

CodeMonkey, an award winning game-based learning platform, teaches students eight years and older to write real code. Founded in 2014, CodeMonkey products are designed to maximize engagement and user experience to introduce students to foundational computer programming skills. Using real programming languages and scalability for all learning environments, CodeMonkey provides a turnkey solution for educators by offering basic training, management and reporting tools, automatic grading and detailed tutorials for teachers and real-time feedback for students. CodeMonkey has introduced computer science skills through play to millions of students worldwide. Write code, catch bananas, save the world. For more information, please visit our website and blog, and follow CodeMonkey on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.