ICS Launches 2013 Scratch Competition

The Irish Computer Society (ICS) recently launched the 2013 Scratch Competition with the support of the Irish Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn. Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy for students to develop small pieces of software such as games or animations. The Scratch competition aims to raise students’ interest in software development, and related career opportunities, by providing a better understanding of how software is built and works. Scratch is currently taught in over 700 classrooms across Ireland at primary and secondary level. More on ICS Scratch 2013