Code Hunt CSTA`2014 Contest

Play Code Hunt and win a Surface Pro 2!

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Attend our session!

Gamify Your APCS Homeworks with Code Hunt

Tuesday 15, 11:15-12:15pm.

Preservation Hall A

What if coding were a game?

Code Hunt is an online coding game in Java or C#. In the game, the player has to capture a secret code fragment and is given clues in form of an input-output table. Code Hunt is developed and maintained by Microsoft Research.

Can I enter the contest?

You are eligible to enter if you meet the following requirements at time entry:

You are a registered attendee of CSTA 2014; and

You are a legal resident of the 50 United States (including District of Columbia) 18 years of age or older;

You are NOT an employee of Microsoft Corporation, or an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary; and

You are NOT an immediate family (parent, sibling, spouse/domestic partner, child) or household member of a Microsoft employee, an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary, any person involved in any part of the administration and execution of this promotion.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a public sector employee (including education and government), all prize awards will be awarded directly to your public sector organization and subject to receipt of a gift letter signed by your educational institution's ethics officer, attorney, or designated executive/office responsible for your organization’s gifts/ethics policy. Microsoft seeks to ensure that by offering items of value at no charge in promotional settings it does not create any violation of the letter or spirit of the entrant’s applicable gifts and ethics rules.

This promotion is void where prohibited by law.

How to register

You can enter by doing all of the following:

Register a user account at (this requires a Facebook, Google, Microsoft or Yahoo account which is free to anyone). As part of creating this account, you are asked to create a Nickname which identifies you. Record this Nickname.

Visit the Microsoft table at the CSTA conference and give us your Code Hunt nickname and your contact information (which is used only to notify you in case you win) so that we can identify the winner.

Beginning no earlier than 07/14 12:00 PM Illinois time, begin the Code Hunt game by going to and clicking on on the START CONTEST above.

Get as far in the Game as you can by the end of the contest date at 07/15 03:00 PM Illinois Time.

Winner selection and prizes

On the last day of the event during the final session from 5-6pm, the entrant who has the highest score in the Code Hunt Game will be declared the winner and will receive the following prize:

One (1) Grand Prize. A Microsoft - Surface Pro 2 with 128GB Storage Capacity, 4GB Memory, 1 x USB 3.0, Mini Display Port Output, Touchscreen, Headphone Jack, MicroSDXC card reader, Windows 8.1 Pro and a Type Cover, valued at over $1,000.

View Contest Official Rules