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June 11 - June 13, 2021

Virtual CodeDay June 2021

No prior coding experience needed!

The most beginner-friendly coding event on the internet

Join thousands of students to make new friends, get guidance from industry professional mentors, and make an amazing app or game in just 48 hours!

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You'll need to create a CodeDay account.

We'll help you make something like...

Kingpin Egg

Virtual CodeDay Summer 2020

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Aquatale

Virtual CodeDay Winter 2021

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Ignotum Mundos

Virtual CodeDay Winter 2021

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Parrot-ino

Virtual CodeDay Winter 2021

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18°angle

Virtual CodeDay Summer 2020

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Arduino Weather Station

Virtual CodeDay Winter 2021

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HEAT WAVE

Virtual CodeDay Summer 2020

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Frasier

Virtual CodeDay Winter 2021

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Trace

Virtual CodeDay Spring 2020

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Fruit Basket 2

Virtual CodeDay Winter 2021

The fun starts June 11 in our Discord community!

Here's how it works:

1. Come up with ideas.

2. Find a team.

3. Start building it! (Beginner workshops - no experience needed!)

4. Get help from mentors as needed.

5. Join fun activities and competitions... with prizes!

6. Show off what you made.


Theme will be revealed soon.

Send your guesses to @codeday_org on Instagram for a chance to win a prize.


Welcome to our friendly & creative community of 50,000+ students who have made 10,000+ projects!

Hanging out in the CodeDay Discord server [in the last 2 weeks] has been more fun than all of last summer

Anonymous, beginner coder

I learned more at one CodeDay than I did through the last 3 years of school

Orion Evans, advanced coder

[The CodeDay Discord Server] is perfectly sized, active enough that things are going on and I can participate, but not so large I can't keep up. It's a thriving community that isn't too big or overwhelming.

Lynne Cure, advanced coder

The CodeDay Discord server is very nice except for that one guy that defends Java

Anonymous, advanced coder

We had a CodeDay at my school when I was in 6th grade, and it really inspired me to learn to program and ignited my love for computer science. Now I’m a senior in high school and I’m plan to study cyber security.

Brenden R, beginner coder

It was probably my favorite time coding EVER in 5 years...

Wesley Hung, advanced coder

Thank you and CodeDay so much, it really gave me a boost on my interest and passion.

Eric Chan, beginner coder

CodeDay was a really fun experience, got to learn more about coding, increase experiment, meet new friends and more importantly, get to eat all you want!!!

Eric Chan, beginner coder

An awesome night of snacking and coding!

Wesley Hung, beginner coder

It was a amazing event, amazing experience and learned tons of new things.

Colby Linn, beginner coder

It was really fun and engaging. The fact that its overnight makes it amazing.

Amandip Dutta, beginner coder

I loved all the friends I made and all of the programming I learned.

Maddie Kelly, beginner coder

CodeDay was very fun and I wish even more students could have come so they could have coding knowledge passed onto them!

Marcos Hernandez, beginner coder

CodeDay is really fun, especially with the activities like CodeCup (where they teach you how to hack). ... Everybody helps everybody, and it's really nice. It's amazing to watch people connect that way.

Stephen , beginner coder

When I first came to CodeDay a few years ago I didn't know anything, and we learned Construct. After that one I learned Python and Java.

Susan Acharya, beginner coder

I was a little bit nervous because I came alone, but it was pretty cool because I just met a group and started working on a project.

Isaiah Slowtalker, advanced coder

CodeDay is a really amazing opportunity for us to try things out.

Anonymous, beginner coder

I've been in many CS classes, ... but they've always taught me how to solve problems from a book or AP problems. I've never had the chance to apply that kind of thing.

Ajay Rajasekaran, advanced coder

It's all about trying to create a new reality. Some people sit down an write a book, or you can stare at a painting and imagine yourself in it. ... Using programming is just another way to make that immersive and easier to express that.

Trinity , beginner coder

You can meet new people, and learn new things, and build off of other people's ideas.

Anshu Arora, beginner coder

The staff did not criticize but instead explained problems and how to solve them.

Colby Linn, beginner coder

I had a great time and learned a lot!

Grace Hanson, beginner coder

Awesome learning environment, awesome people.

Evan Nishi, beginner coder

FAQ:

What can I make at Virtual CodeDay?

Pretty much anything! Most people make apps or games, but you can also create an electronics project, write music for a game, create the art for an app, or something else we haven't even imagined!

Here are some examples of past projects.

Can I participate if I don't know how to code?

Yes! In fact, many people who participate in CodeDay don't know how to code. You can attend our beginner-focused “learn to make a game” workshops, or join a team and help in another way.

Do I need to have a team?

Nope! Everyone will be in our Discord chat, and we'll have everyone pitch at the start, so you'll be able to find a team suited to your interests. Or you can work by yourself!

How do I submit my project?

Once the event starts, we'll have you create a project on showcase.codeday.org, which is where the judges will look at the projects.

As you develop your project, remember to go back to Showcase to edit your description and add download links. We strongly recommend that everyone upload a 2-minute demo video, too!

Can I work by myself?

Yes, you can work by yourself at Virtual CodeDay. But we encourage you to be open to teammates too!

What are the age requirements for Virtual CodeDay?

Most students are between 15-25, but you can participate as long as you are 13 or older.

More questions?
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