Langston Coding team wins second place at KCFed’s Annual Code-a-Thon

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City announced the Langston University coding team, was awarded second place in the seventh annual Kansas City Fed Code-A-Thon. The theme of this year’s competition was to help someone learn code and use it in their everyday life.

The winning team, Kansas University, developed a program called, Simulearn. Simulearn is an engaging and practical app for users to learn Python, a computer programming language, through smart home devices.

The Kansas City Fed Code-A-Thon is an annual event to encourage and inspire computer science and engineering collegiate students. This year was the highest attended Code-A-Thon since its inception. Eighteen teams, with more than 70 students, competed from around the region. Participants worked throughout the weekend on Feb. 24-23. Teams were judged on innovation, UX/polish, functionality, impact/potential, and presentation. Winners were announced at the awards ceremony on March 10.

Langston University’s Professor Ralph Grayson, was presented the University Champion Award. The award is given to the most committed and engaged faculty in the competition.


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