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Code/Design to Win is a showcase for student prowess in computer programming or product design. Code/Design to Win is a showcase for student prowess in computer programming or product design.

Competition to showcase student computer skills

An event on the UWindsor campus Friday, September 28, will give students an opportunity to showcase their prowess in computer programming or product design while competing for a chance to win $5,000.

Code/Design to Win is sponsored by the School of Computer Science and the Office of Co-operative Education and Workplace Partnerships with Communitech, a public-private innovation hub based in the Waterloo Region.

The competition is open to students registered in any Canadian post-secondary program. The top 75 competitors nationwide have a chance to qualify for the national competition in January 2019. These finalists will enjoy a weekend in Waterloo, fully funded by Communitech, where they will have the opportunity to meet with and tour the facilities of such sponsors as Google, TD Lab, Sonova, Deloitte, Manulife, ZTR Control Systems, Axonify, Oracle NetSuite, ConsenSys, and Thalmic Labs.

Johanna Beneteau, internship co-ordinator in the UWindsor Office of Co-operative Education and Workplace Partnerships, says the competition provides experience valued by industry.

“This is the type of event our co-op employers are telling us they want to see job seekers engage in to show their passion and interest in the computer science field,” she says.

The UWindsor event runs 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and promises a free pizza lunch. Find more information and an online registration form; select the University of Windsor from the drop-down list to secure your free spot by September 27. For details of the local preliminary challenge, email organizer Noah Campbell at campb12s@uwindsor.ca.

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