SRND Partners with EPAM to Bring Worldwide Coding Event to New York

PRNewswire 8-Nov-2018 1:00 PM

NEW YORK, Nov. 08, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- CodeDay, the global 24-hour coding celebration, is returning to Manhattan this November 10-11, 2018 thanks to a partnership with EPAM, a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and software development services.

Taking place simultaneously in 25 cities globally, CodeDay brings together middle and high school students to create fun games over a weekend. Unlike normal classes, CodeDay students do not have set goals for the 24-hour period, but instead are encouraged to express ideas and form groups based on common interests. The mostly-beginner programmers then spend the weekend brainstorming, designing, and programming their games. At the end, students present what they made.

CodeDay is put on by SRND, a Seattle-based nonprofit with a mission to inspire students to learn to code. SRND's CodeDay initiative has been growing since it started in 2012, and currently attracts nearly 10,000 students a year. This is the first time CodeDay has been held in New York City since 2015.

"EPAM is proud to join our partners, like HERE Technologies, SAP and Splunk, in supporting CodeDay, which helps students develop problem-solving skills and strengthen creative thinking," said Larry Solomon, Chief People Officer, EPAM. "We're excited to share our passion for technology with these young people."

"We're thrilled to offer New York's students a new opportunity to see how fun and creative coding can be," echoed Tyler Menezes, Executive Director of SRND.

CodeDay is being held on November 10-11 at Flatiron School in the Financial District. Students who would like to participate can register at CodeDay.org.

About EPAM: Since 1993, EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) has leveraged its software engineering expertise to become a leading global product development, digital platform engineering, and top digital and product design agency. Through its 'Engineering DNA' and innovative strategy, consulting, and design capabilities, EPAM works in collaboration with its customers to deliver next-gen solutions that turn complex business challenges into real business outcomes. EPAM's global teams serve customers in over 25 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. EPAM is a recognized market leader in multiple categories among top global independent research agencies, and was one of only four technology companies to appear on each of the Forbes 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies lists between 2013 and 2017. Learn more at http://www.epam.com/ and follow us on Twitter @EPAMSYSTEMS and LinkedIn.

About SRND: Since 2009, SRND has developed and grown worldwide initiatives to motivate students to pursue Computer Science. Its largest program, CodeDay, has reached more than 35,000 students. SRND, a non-profit, is headquartered in Seattle, Wash. and runs programs in 50 cities across the US and Canada.

 

SOURCE SRND Partners

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