Microsoft Imagine Cup Kodu Challenge

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Kudo game lab

Imagine Cup happily invites aspiring game developers, ages 9 to 18, to learn coding by developing a video game with Kodu; an easy-to-learn, game-creation toolkit and programming language, available for free download on Windows-based PCs.

The Kodu Challenge runs from March 19 to May 17, 2013. Students in two age brackets (9-12 and 13-18) are invited to design games on the Kodu platform.

For this challenge, students will explore the relationships between water and people, through the medium of Kodu video games. Although the only limits for these students are their imaginations, the partnership with Mercy Corps offers the chance to learn and explore water-related issues, including disaster relief, clean-water engineering projects and much more through a video series. These video series would soon be launched on Microsoft Imagine’s cup website.

While acquiring valuable skills such as critical thinking, storytelling and programming, students in both age brackets will compete for first-place prizes of US$3,000, second-place prizes of US$2,000, and third-place prizes of US$1,000.

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Giovanni O.C Olakunori

Giovanni Chinecherem Olakunle Olakunori(commonly known as Giovanni Olakunori) is an aspiring data scientist at heart, business developer and educator with a deep interest in ancient philosophy, healthy living, and developing economies. He’s the founder of LarnEdu, a community that inspires and supports lifelong learning especially in underdeveloped nations. He currently lives in the UK after living in 4 other countries across Europe and Africa. You can read more about him or follow him on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to see his public posts about how much he loves hot Kenkey and Jolof rice.

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