KYOCERA coding challenge returns to champion student software skills
Entries for the second annual KYOcodes competition have been successfully submitted, as the search continues for the next generation of app developers ready to hone their skills and develop a future career in software development.
The year’s KYOcodes contest is bigger and better, with entries open to all education establishments in the Fujitsu Education Ambassador Programme, plus teams from a further 100 universities across the UK. Prizes for the winning team include up to £1,000 of Apple vouchers per student, with those participating in the second and third-placed teams in line to win £500 and £250 of Apple vouchers each, respectively. The top three winning universities will also win a KYOCERA multifunctional device worth £2,500. All teams who pass the qualification stage will gain a KYOCERA HyPAS app developer accreditation and any students who showcase exceptional skill will be considered for KYOCERA’s talent acquisition programme.
A team from Fife College in Scotland were the winners of the 2017 KYOcodes challenge, having developed an app that combines scanning with social media. One of that team, Keir Nellyer, has since begun an apprenticeship with Edinburgh-based software firm, Airts. Keir is very positive about the experience and the benefits he has received: ““I’ve been interested in programming from a young age, and Java in particular. The KYOCodes competition definitely helped to expand our technical skills and learn a new environment, outside of what we were used to.”
2018 KYOcodes entrants will compete over a 10-week period, where they’ll be asked to design a brand-new app for KYOCERA’s suite of application software, powered by HyPAS. The winning team will be the one that designs the app that best meets a real business need, and will be assessed by a panel of industry experts.
Check out the progress of all entries and updates on the competition at www.kyocodes.co.uk Training weeks start on 13th February, with final presentations on 2nd April 2018. We are already excited to find out who the winner of KYOCodes 2018 will be!