DEVCON Kids to Hold its First Robotics Competition for 7th and 8th Grade Students

Manila, Philippines — DEVCON Kids, the youth-oriented arm of Developers Connect (DEVCON) Philippines, will hold its first robotics competition for 7th and 8th grade students. The two day event will start with a one-day workshop on June 15 at the Amihan Innovation Center in Ortigas, Pasig, and end with the competition proper on June 22 at the DevCon Summit in SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier.

Named the Micro:bit Robotics Competition sponsored by Optum, students from the 7th and 8th grade will engage in a 16 hour workshop and competition designed to teach skills in computer programming through robotics. The final challenge will include successfully programming a car robot to accomplish a yet to be determined secret mission.

With this new event, DEVCON Kids strives to enable and empower future programmers and robotics engineers with the fundamental understanding of and skills to be fully capable in the digital world. Students who will participate will also be introduced to the DEVCON Kids Problem Solving Framework of Define, Plan, Act, and Reflect – materials, mentorship, and skills training will all be provided to compete in the competition. The learning experiences throughout the workshop and competition are based on the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) 2017 Standards.

This competition was designed for students with no prior experience in coding, computer programming and robotics. Students in 7th and 8th grade and enrolled in public schools are qualified to join the competition. They must also be accompanied by one teacher or advisor for both days. To apply and join the competition, sign up here: http://bit.ly/devconkidsrobotics on or before June 7, 2019.

About DevCon Kids
DEVCON Kids evisions the Filipino youth as capable problem solvers, empowered by computational thinking and human-centered design skills.

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