To promote student interest in programming, introduce more of the public to learning programming in high school, and strengthen the public’s understanding of the importance of the digital field in various processes, Riga Business School, as a structural unit of Riga Technical University, announces a programming competition. The task of the competition is for students to present a project developed in their high school course Programming I or II, which solves an relevant problem for a selected group of society. Technology companies LMT and Tet financially support the development of the programming contest.
To apply, students must send a short video presenting their programming solution developed within the course at innovationeducation.lv by May 8. The topic of the project can be determined either by the teacher or chosen by the students, and it can be submitted individually or in a team of up to three people. On June 10, ten finalists will present their projects in person at Riga Business School. Jury representatives from Riga Business School, Tet, LMT, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Economy, and two programming teachers will evaluate the submissions.
The prize fund of the competition is 3,300 euros to spend at LMT customer centers and Tet stores. Regardless of whether the work is submitted individually or in a group, each student will receive a prize worth 500 euros for 1st place, 300 euros for 2nd place, and 150 euros for 3rd place. The teachers of the first three teams will also receive prizes, each worth 100 euros.