Muscat: Engineering Village, a leading educational centre in the fields of ICT and STEM education, recently organised two programming competitions for young Omanis to encourage Omani youth to practice software design and use their skills to implement different ideas and projects.
The competitions were held at the Engineering Village centre in Muzn Mall with the support of BP Oman’s Social Investment
Programme. The first competition targeted children between 8 and 16 years old, while the second competition was for 14 to 25-year-old. Some 20 teams composed of three members each participated in the competition.
The aim of the competitions was to highlight the participants’ creativity in using programming languages.
On the first day of the three-day competition, participants faced a number of dynamic challenges that required them to warm up and form teams in preparation for the competition.
The second day saw the participants working on the challenge for six straight hours, while the last day had the participants present their projects to the jury, with the winners and participants being honoured later that day.
“The purpose of these competitions is to spread a culture of programming and computer science in a practical and interactive manner, and to improve the skills of young people in programming,” said Engr. Mohammed Al-Washahi, Director of Engineering Village.