26 Nov Nayland success at CHCH Programming Challenge

Nayland students Amber Frans and Chrystel Quirimit, accompanied by Digital Technologies Head of Department Mrs Glenys Perry, traveled to Christchurch last week to compete in the Programming Challenge for Girls (PC4G) at Canterbury University. Although it was the first time Nayland College has competed in the event the girls made it a successful trip, coming home with a silver medal for their efforts.

The Programming Challenge required Amber and Chrystel to learn a new programming language on the spot and then apply their skills to three specific tasks.  The programming language, Alice, was developed specifically for educational uses and can complement any other languages the student already uses. “PC4G allowed me to expand my knowledge of different programming languages,” explained Amber.

The event is only open to Year 10 girls, but Chrystel recommends it highly. “If you’re interested in technology or computers, even if you’ve never programmed before, just go for it!”

Chrystel and Amber 2