March 21, 2014

Finland hosts the first ever coding World Championships

Finnish gaming company Supercell and creative technology company Reaktor are looking for new coding superstars in the first ever coding world championships.
Finnish gaming company Supercell and creative technology company Reaktor are looking for new coding superstars in the first ever coding world championships.
Lehtikuva / Kimmo Mäntylä

Finland will host the first ever coding World Championships Hello World Open 2014 in Helsinki, Finland, this June. The website for the games states that “now it is time to take the championships global, bring together the next programming superheroes and inspire the whole world to experience the joy of coding.”

“We want to make coding better understood, more accessible and sexy. Our aim is to find coding world’s Kimi Räikkönens and Sebastian Vettels,” Ville Valtonen, main organiser, comments.

Hello World Open is supported by the mobile gaming company Supercell and the Finnish creative technology company Reaktor. According to Talouselämä, the organisers are expecting 10 000 teams to participate the championships.

The teams need to have 1–3 members and the sign up for the teams ends on 7 April. The actual coding starts on April 14 and finishes at the end of the month. After that the teams are chosen for the qualifying rounds. The finals are held on 5 June in Helsinki.

Reaktor organised first coding Finnish championships in 2012, and over 200 teams took apart to the event.

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