About Orion Health and The 2014 Codeworx Challenge
Orion Health has been involved in the global IT industry for over 20 years. We are proudly New Zealand owned with our head office based in Auckland. We are passionate about sharing our skills and knowledge with the next generation of Kiwi IT professionals. We recognise that high school students are not simply users of computers but producers of digital content and we want to support them in becoming the creators of digital tools for the future.
To help get high school students excited about IT, Orion Health is running the 2014 Codeworx Challenge.
New Zealanders are a nation of innovators - people who like to tinker, build and create. The Codeworx Challenge is about extending students to develop their future potential through programming, creating and learning to build new technology.
Our goal is to create a collaborative community of professionals to support students through their NCEA coursework to become the next generation of innovators in New Zealand.
Our vision is that every student in every school in New Zealand will have the opportunity to learn how to code. We believe that computer science should be part of the core New Zealand curriculum alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics courses.
The 2014 Codeworx Challenge will help drive this shift!
Orion Health has 250+ Raspberry Pi to give away through New Zealand Secondary Schools (home schoolers can register too). If you are a teacher or a student register here.
Raspberry Pi starter kits will be delivered by the beginning of March so you can start creating your project. It will need to be submitted by 31 October 2014. Please read the small print here for full rules and criteria, terms and conditions.
Compete against secondary school students from all over the country in a competition that will test you innovation, ingenuity and digital tech skills! Not only could you win your share of great prizes, but also learn valuable skills and have heaps of fun along the way!
What is a Raspberry Pi?
The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming.