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Codecraft Works Congratulates Brevard Schools' Innovation Games Winners

As part of Brevard Schools’ Innovation Games, Codecraft Works facilitated coding competitions at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels.

Satellite Beach, FL, November 18, 2022– Codecraft Works, an educational technology developer and world-class training partner, returned as a sponsor for Brevard Public Schools’ annual Innovation Games STEM event alongside Northrop Grumman, Jacobs, L3Harris, and other local organizations. The Innovation Games is a collection of competitions and activities for 4th through 12th graders in Brevard County, meant to encourage early interest in STEM.

Through this partnership, Codecraft Works facilitates Codecraft Computer Programming Competitions (CCPCs) for local elementary, middle, and high school students. This year, the competition categories for each age group were Scratch programming, web development, and Python Tic-Tac-Toe, respectively.

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An elementary competitor presents their winning Scratch game at the 2023 Innovation Games.

Elementary Scratch Programming projects were created using the Scratch computer programming platform. Our elementary competitors were instructed to make an original, informative, and compelling game or web story that features an innovator or innovation from a STEM field.

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A middle school competitor presents their winning web project onstage.

Middle School Web projects were written with HTML and CSS code in Codecraft Works’ web editor. Our middle school competitors were instructed to research scientific discoveries, inventions, or innovations achieved by people in STEM fields and create a web project or web story reflecting on the innovation and its impact on society.

A photo of a man standing in front of a podium onstage in an auditorium, speaking into a microphone and facing a projector screen. The screen shows a completed game of tic-tac-toe, with a diagonal line of "X" marks on the board highlighted in green.
The high school Python tic-tac-toe tournament played live for spectators in the auditorium.

High School Tic-Tac-Toe projects were written in the Python programming language in Codecraft Works’ Tic-Tac-Toe editor. Our high school competitors were instructed to create “Player” programs that would be run in a bracketed tournament through Codecraft’s Tic-Tac-Toe Interface. Multiple games of tic-tac-toe were played per matchup, and winners advanced through the bracket until there was a single Player left standing.

Congratulations to our winners!

  • 1st place: Jimmy & Armin from Palm Bay Magnet High School
  • 2nd place: Aiden from Satellite High School

Lastly, Codecraft would like to thank the volunteer judges who helped make these competitions possible:

  • James Barlow
  • Mark Bartlett
  • Cheyenne Gollie
  • Dan Kelley
  • Mateo Kimball
  • Marie Klinzing
  • Sapphira Earls
  • James Marquis
  • Riya Maria
  • David Schleith
  • Mollie Vega
  • Lena Wiebelt
  • Austin Kenward
  • Brandon Grinder

Codecraft Works is proud to continue supporting efforts that encourage a passion for STEM in our communities. Interested in bringing STEM activities to your K12 students or sponsoring technical training for adults? Please visit www.codecraftworks.com/contact/ to request information or get started planning your program!

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