Are you an undergraduate student who wants not just to enhance your skillset, but also to create positive change in your community? Computing4Change is a competition for students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds who want to work collaboratively to:

  • Learn to apply data analysis and computational thinking to a social challenge
  • Experience the latest tools and techniques for exploring data through visualization
  • Expand skills in team-based problem solving
  • Learn how to communicate ideas more effectively to the general public

Nominations open now: see below for info!

Nominations open: 31 January, 2019

Nominations close: 08 April, 2019 (there will be no extensions)

Winners contacted: June 2019

How It Works

To be eligible for this exciting program, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled as a full time undergraduate student at an accredited college/university
  • Not plan to graduate before May 2020
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of at least 2.5/4.0 (or equivalent)
  • Be able to attend the full competition in Denver, Saturday evening through Wednesday (Nov. 16-20, 2019)
  • Complete the online application form before the deadline

Students from any undergraduate background are eligible, although some preference will be given to women, minorities, students from majors outside computer science, and students at the sophomore or junior level.

Students will be assigned to teams to ensure a balance of backgrounds, and an advisor will be assigned to each team. The costs of airfare, lodging, meals, and conference registration will be provided.

Questions? Check out the FAQs for more information. Follow C4C on Twitter at #computing4change.