FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 8, 2020
CONTACT: Victoria Rosengarten, 816/881-2308
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City announced today that registration is open across the District’s seven-state region for its fifth annual Code-A-Thon, Oct. 23-25.
The Code-A-Thon is an annual virtual event to encourage and inspire computer science and engineering, collegiate students. For the first phase of the competition, teams build software throughout the weekend, for 48 hours, to address a real-life problem. Each team will remain at its respective campus and virtually submit solutions.
The annual Code-A-Thon offers universities and students the opportunity to co-create and develop innovative solutions that solve real-life problems. Nearly 50 percent of Kansas City Fed employees are IT professionals. Through Code-A-Thon and other programs, the Bank supports STEM education efforts and develops a talent pipeline.
Since its inception, the Kansas City Fed Code-A-Thon has tripled its participation. Last year Pittsburg (Kansas) State University won first place for the team’s solution, “Entrepreneurchute.” The program was designed to connect small business owners with mentors and entrepreneurs who can offer support for specific problems.
As the regional headquarters of the nation’s central bank, the Kansas City Fed and its branch offices in Denver, Oklahoma City and Omaha serve the seven states of the Tenth District: Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, northern New Mexico and western Missouri.