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Scroll or use the quick links below to learn more about Code Championship and the people behind it.

The Basics

What is Code Championship?

Fun, competitive, and friendly virtual coding tournaments for new and experienced coders from 3rd to 9th grade.

Code is Sport! Just like gymnastics 🤸‍♀️, dance 💃, or basketball 🏀. Competitive coding is fun and pushes us to be great! Join a tournament 🏆 and play head-to-head against other coders! 👩‍💻

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Do I need to know how to code?

No experience or preparation is required, but if you would like to see what a tournament challenge will be like, head to our Play Now page and give some of the challenges a try!

We don't disclose which challenge we will be competing in until the day of the tournament, but it will be one of the challenges on that page! To get started, we recommend watching the video, then trying the Level 0 challenge!

Play Now

Build a Code Championship Bot to play against other coders.

What is a Bot?

A "Bot" is a virtual robot. Each game is different, so each bot is different. Some bots move, some shoot, some drive, some drill, some fly, some eat, some duel...

Players write the code for their bot and then we run the bots head-to-head against one another to determine who wins the match! Here is an example of Alex and Quinn's bots playing head-to-head.

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What is a Code Championship Tournament?

Code Championship Tournaments are fun and friendly virtual coding competitions.

These tournaments are hosted online using Google Meet and the Code Championship website. If you have a modern browser like Chrome or Firefox, no additional download is required. The link to the Google Meet event will is emailed two days before the tournament. Every tournament will be a little different, but here is an example of a common, 2-hour tournament schedule.

Example Tournament Schedule
TimeActivity
8:55Players enter and get ready
9:00Walk through event plan
9:05Introduce challenge
9:10Build and help time
9:40Pool play
10:10Build and help time
10:45Tournament play
10:55Congratulations and goodbyes

What is a Code Championship Tournament Series?

A Code Championship Tournament Series is a series of six tournaments in six weeks (it's ok to miss one or two).

Example Tournament Series Schedule
MonthsTournament Series
April - MaySpring Tournament Series
October - NovemberFall Tournament Series
NovemberNational Championship

Who is invited to the National Championship?

Winning a tournament during a tournament series earns a coder a spot in the National Championship.

If one coder wins multiple tournaments, another player will also be able to go to the national championship based on points earned during the series.

This can get complicated, but some people (like us) really like knowing the details. If you are curious to know more, you can click this link to learn more about scoring.

Unbalanced Tournament with Points

How do I join?

Joining a Code Championship Tournament Series can be done online in two minutes!

Join a Tournament

Ready to join the fun? Register for the Fall Tournament Series.

Learning follows excitement. So the real question we should be asking is, "How do we excite the next generation about code?" And that’s where the idea for Code Championship comes from.

- Luke, Co-Founder of Code Championship

The Code Championship Team

Who We Are

We are a group of highly energetic teachers and software developers who believe that all students should learn a little bit about code. Even if they're not professional software developers, - and we don't believe everyone has to be - code is going to be such an important part of their lives, that they should know at least a little bit about it.

We started with robotics competitions in 2014, and if we've learned anything over the past seven years of teaching kids to code, it is that Learning follows Excitement.

Competitive computer coding is our way to bring a sports-like mentality to code.

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Company

Abamath LLC is the company behind Code Championship.

We started as a Math Tutoring center. We started offering competitive robotics programs in 2014.

You can see from the video that it was a pretty exciting program!

We wanted to reach more coders, but our robotics program was hard to grow, since we needed to buy new robots for our new coders. So we developed Code Championship!

Today, we put most of our time and energy into making Code Championship as great as it can be, but if you have any questions for Abamath LLC, please reach out to info@abamath.com

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Founders

Lindsey and Luke Schlangen (the two in the middle of the picture) started Abamath together in 2013. (You can see them both in the robotics video above!)

Lindsey and Luke both have their roots in engineering and teaching. Lindsey had been leading or teaching for the past 8+ years. Luke has been coding or teaching for the past 8+ years.

Lindsey and Luke are incredibly passionate about inspiring the next generation of coders.

LukeSchlangen.com
Code Championship Instruction Team
This is great. Our students enjoyed it and last year we got some kids coding who don't normally engage with computer science. Huge win.

- Zach, Teacher at International School of Minnesota

Get in Touch

Reach out! We read every email!

contact@codechampionship.com

We don't do too much on social media. Our mailing list is the best way to stay up to date on what we're up to, but here are our links!


Mailing List

Be the first to know when registration opens for an event.
We send around one email per month.

Contact Us

Still looking for something? Have something to tell us? Reach out! We read every email!

contact@codechampionship.com


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