Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual call to action to inspire K-12 students to learn computer science, advocate for equity in computer science education, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners to the field. As part of the #CSforGood movement this year we’re proud to elevate
Make Beats. Learn Code. Promote Equity.
This spring, Amazon, Georgia Tech, and Pharrell Williams’ philanthropic organization, YELLOW, invite you to engage your students in the Your Voice Is Power learning experience and coding competition. Students will learn entrepreneurship, computer science and social justice by remixing Pharrell's new song "Entrepreneur" on Georgia Tech's Earsketch platform. After coding a unique musical remix incorporating themes of racial equity, students can submit their songs to a be judged in a final challenge.
The competition runs from January 15 to June 4. Remixes will be judged based on quality of music, code, and messaging by a panel of industry judges. Three students will win a $5,000 grand prize for college or to start their own business, and five teachers will receive $1,000 for above and beyond instruction.
This an initiative of Amazon as part of its Amazon Future Engineer program, designed to increase access to computer science for underserved and underrepresented students.