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CodeWizardsHQ Announces the Dragon Quest, a 21-Day FREE Global Coding Challenge for Kids

The Goal of the Partnership With Endless’ Terminal Two, ChickTech & Coder Bunnyz’ Is to Inspire a Love of Coding

 In a new and exciting effort to inspire kids to learn to code, CodeWizardsHQ announces The Dragon Quest, a free coding challenge for kids ages 8-18. The Dragon Quest is a 21-day virtual event in which aspiring coders complete 21 levels of Python and JavaScript challenges with one final “Boss Level” question where participants write code. The 21 levels are a staircase to both continue to spark a passion for coding and reinforce skills that young coders have already learned.

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The Dragon Quest, designed by Alex Van Winkel, a CodeWizardsHQ senior instructor, was inspired by Tolkien ideals creating a storyline in which kids become heroines and heroes by defeating a trespassing dragon while learning to code. To broaden the reach of this event, CodeWizardsHQ is partnering with homeschool education blogs, STEM nonprofits, and edtech leaders Terminal Two from Endless, Coder Bunnyz’ and ChickTech.

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“T2 games are entertaining coding games because they are made by gamers,” said Virginia McArthur, Executive Producer, Endless. “Our games are the perfect companion to CodeWizardsHQ, as they keep students engaged with the core hacking and coding mechanics and reinforce the skills they have been taught.” Winners of this challenge will receive free Steam Access codes and become Ambassadors to the Endless Mission.

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As to the importance of coding, Samaira Mehta, Founder of CoderBunnyz, comments, “Coding is more than just lines and lines of letters and numbers. It is something that gives you a different mindset about problems, and that is what coding is: a simple way to solve problems.” Samaira donated two games to amp up excitement through a giveaway.

Jey Iyempandi, Founder and CEO of CodeWizardsHQ underlines, “The best impetus for a student’s success is the motivation and curiosity. We wanted to offer a kids coding challenge to spark curiosity amongst students globally. Without a doubt, this event will provide much-needed fun and an interactive reprieve at the right time!”

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