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HT Code-a-thon: App Development

Passionate about creating cool apps? Participate in India’s largest coding competition, where young, budding coders learn coding, showcase their talent and win…

499+ GST
  • Age Group 9–10 years
  • Course Duration 20 hours
  • Session Duration 50 Minutes
  • Completion Yes
  • Sessions 45 Sessions
  • Frequency August–December
  • Course Valid till Forever

HT Code-a-thon: App Development

About The Course

    Coding, the language of the future, is a mandatory skill set that is required for students to succeed in the 21st century. Coding improves problem-solving skills, structural thinking, creativity, logical thinking, tech savviness and overall academic development.
    HT Code-a-thon provides the perfect environment to develop coding skills, with loads of interesting opportunities for young coders! HT Code-a-thon is one of India’s largest Coding Olympiads, where school students learn coding and then showcase their talent in a national-level competition. The HT Code-a-thon platform provides a structured format that facilitates incremental learning of coding concepts and then tests the learning in a super-competitive environment.
    HT Code-a-thon has won several accolades in both National and International forums. It was recently recognized as the “Best in South Asia” in the Global Media Awards hosted by International News Media Association (INMA), which also had entrants such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal vying for the top spot.
Code-a-thon Framework
  • Students register for online, self-paced coding modules that are age-appropriate and specifically designed to stimulate young minds.
  • Students learn coding experientially, by creating their own apps.
  • Students appear for a Code-a-thon qualifier.
  • The top 100 students from each cohort and zone will compete in the finale. There are tons of exciting prizes that are up for grabs, along with extensive media coverage.

Who Is This Course For?

This coding competition is specifically designed for students of grades 4 and 5 who have a keen interest in coding and programming.

Course Objectives

HT Code-a-thon will help you:
  • Learn the basics of coding
  • Write code independently
  • Develop your own games
  • Explore career opportunities in the coding domain
  • Stand a chance to be the next Codeathon Champion


Programming Basics

  • Session 1 / 45

    Programming Basics - Objectives

  • Session 2 / 45

    Introduction to App Development

  • Session 3 / 45

    Scratch - Introduction

  • Session 4 / 45

    Scratch - Conditioning

  • Session 5 / 45

    Scratch - Shooting Game (Part 1)



Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times, the flagship newspaper of HT Media, is one of India’s most respected and leading English dailies. It was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in the year 1924 and has been pioneering trends in journalism, setting higher standards and breaking new grounds for about a century now. Spurred by the leading faces of Indian journalism, Hindustan Times has evolved with the times, reflecting the changing India. Today, Hindustan Times is the preferred choice of over 3.1 million Indians. Hindustan Times is also at the forefront of supporting education for everyone through its products, programs and philanthropy.