The first edition of OmniCoders 2019 Coding Challenge was held on May 26,2019. this is the first of its kind in Ethiopia as it involves only high school students. The competion will continue to be held annually. On this round of the competition, 30 students participated in groups from 10 different schools. These students pitched their ideas and showed their work to a panel of judges and in front of their friends, families and school directors.
Three teams were selected to be the winners and were awarded scholarship from Gebeya Academy to further strengthen their coding skills.
The winning projects are:
1. Texta: a mobile application that can be used to assist visually impaired people to make phone calls as well as send text messages. It was developed by 10th grade students from Nativity Girls' School .
2. Absit: a web-based application that helps to connect farmers especially those selling teff to buyers in towns, thus reducing the involvement of third party sellers that spike up the price. The web app is expected to benefit farmers directly from the product they sell. It was developed by 11th grade students from Nazareth School.
3. ABS: A web based system that is used to facilitate the interaction between students,parents, teachers and school administration. It's aim is to bring quality education by bridging the communication gap. It was developed by 9th grade students from Glory School.