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Target audienceDigital skills for all
Digital technology / specialisationInternet of Things Web Development Digital skills
Digital skill levelAdvanced
Geographic Scope - CountryMalta
Industry - Field of Education and TrainingInformation and Communication Technologies (ICTs) not further defined
Type of initiative
EU institutional initiative
OrganizationThe Ministry for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation
Event settingOn Location
Code.SprintMT is a national coding contest organised once yearly for students following studies in Computing Science at Ordinary, Intermediate and Advanced Levels, as well as under/post-graduate students following a course in Computing/IT and already established software developers. The contest is divided into three categories, which are designed for secondary students, post-secondary students, and an Open category.
The main objective of this competition is to gauge participants’ problem-solving, computational and programming skills in an environment different than students are accustomed to; i.e. in schools/institutions or during traditional assessment methods. Besides being an open-book challenge, participants’ work is assessed against a set of criteria based on functionality, effectiveness and creativity.
code.sprintMT also aims to strengthen and bridge the gap between education and employment and inherently improve the skill base of the workforce, surely a factor aligned with the sponsor’s corporate scope.
The sponsor aims to enhance the quality of the event and to provide our students with opportunities to further their studies and boost their ICT-related skill set which is so much needed for the current and future job trends and demand.
eSkills Malta Foundation is a main sponsor of the Code.Sprint Event provides awards with cash prizes for the top three code sprinters in different categories and the top performing female contestantAdditionally, eSkills will provide twenty cash vouchers to all finalists that may be redeemed from a tech store. Read more