Five Forsyth County High School students have been awarded best app created during a 24-hour coding competition called CodeDay Atlanta.
According to a news release from CodeDay Atlanta, Lambert High School student Saketh Rayavarapu and South Forsyth High School students, Sathvik Kothapu, Nithya Gujja, Kavitha Muralidharan and Vishwanth Kopula won best in class for their application called “Text Spam.”
The release stated that the five students competed against more than 50 metro Atlanta students for a full 24 hours of coding overnight on Feb. 17-18 “in hopes of developing the next trending mobile app, video game or web application.”
“CodeDay offers any student with an interest in programming the opportunity to learn how to create cool video games and apps. The event helps students cultivate and develop their interest in coding, regardless of their experience level with computer science,” said Yun Chen, senior director, engineering, LexisNexis Risk Solutions.
Added Chen: “By supporting CodeDay, companies such as LexisNexis Risk Solutions are helping to promote technology education in their local communities, and may even get the chance to meet students that they’ll want to hire in a few years.”
Students participating in the event competed in three categories, best in show, best in class app and best in class game.
This CodeDay Atlanta event was hosted by LexisNexis Risk Solutions in Alpharetta.
The release said that this is the fifth year that LexisNexis Risk Solutions has hosted the event, “as part of its ongoing commitment to foster technology innovation in Atlanta.”