Indian-origin girl, Jivina Harwani has won the first prize in a global Coding Challenge, in Canada. The CSC Codes is a CSC Charitable Foundation initiative that will introduce children to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities and careers with a fun and engaging IT challenge and competition. DXC Technology of Canada had issued a challenge to kids aged 10-13 years around the globe in January 2017, to create an adventure game using the online coding tool ‘Scratch.’ The aim was to recognize skills such as coding from aspiring young technologists. There was tremendous response, with over 1700 kids pulling together 575 teams in 13 countries, submitting hundreds of really amazing and creative games. 130 judges from across the world juried to review and evaluate each project, helping identify local winners and projects.
The semi-finalist 1st and 2nd place winners received fabulous prizes and progressed to the next level of the challenge, competing for the global championship.