Participants in National Scratch Competition 2014

ICS Calls for Volunteers to Judge National Scratch Competition

Participants in National Scratch Competition 2014

The Irish Computer Society is looking for members to volunteer as judges for the National Scratch Competition.

The Scratch competition run by the Irish Computer Society aims to raise students interest in software development, and related career opportunities, by providing a better understanding of how software is built and works.

Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy for students to create their own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art – and share their creations on the web. It is a fun and interesting way to introduce software development to students.

Thanks to initiatives such as Coder Dojo, an increasing number of students are participating in Scratch programming around the country, and the Society says that entries to the National Competition in April are at a record high.

Therefore this year they are seeking members to volunteer to act as judges for all age categories. Judges will be reviewing projects such as Games and Animation.

Judging will take place remotely around the week of the 23rd of March and volunteers will be required to judge 15 entries picking the top three.

Can you help? Prospective volunteers are asked to email scratch@ics.ie.

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