Andrew Gao, 4th grade student at Sage Canyon School, won first prize at the 1st Annual Scholastic Coding Faire held at UC San Diego on June 1. Over 200 students attended on Sunday, competing in various programming challenges for the $1,000 grand prize. Not only did Andrew win the $1,000 grand prize, he also won 1st place in the Minecraft Modding division of the Faire. The 1st annual event was held at the UC San Diego Computer Science & Engineering Building and was hosted by ThoughtSTEM.
Because the Coding Faire is an annual event, a placard is being made to commemorate the winners of the Coding Faire each year. Andrew Gao will be listed as the 2014 winner. Sage Canyon will display the placard until the next Coding Faire in June 2015.