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Vietnam students bag 5 medals at SE Asian coding contest

Vietnam students bag 5 medals at SE Asian coding contest

Thursday, December 01, 2016, 15:24 GMT+7

Vietnamese students won five medals at a coding competition for Southeast Asian primary and junior high school students in Indonesia on November 27.

Five of the 28 Vietnamese participants in the WeCode 2016 contest took home medals, each from the youngest age group.

The Vietnamese medalists include Tran Thuong Gia Huy, Nguyen Nhat Hung, Nguyen Ngoc Minh Quan, Nguyen Huy An and Bui Trong Nhan, each awarded for their efforts at the Apprentice (7-9 years old) age-level of the competition.

The WeCode contest was held as part of the Digital Campus organized by Youth On Unity (Y.O.U), a Malaysia-based non-profit organization dedicated to the social, educational and physical development of young people.

Targeting primary and junior high school students in the Southeast Asian region, the competition challenges contestants to “produce their masterpiece of game, entertainment, or animation apps” while allowing them to explore new ideas and methods to create novel and innovative programs through a “fun and exciting” learning environment.

The event’s theme, “Public Transport,” tasked participants with coding programs that highlight the benefits of public transport and suggest solutions to improve the condition of public transport in their respective countries.

This year’s edition of the event was organized in Jakarta, Indonesia, and attracted 155 young contestants competing in four age groups, including Apprentice (7-9 years old), Advance (10-12), Expert (13-15) and Master (16-18). 

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