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Mission:Code Event @ MVHS

Over thirty Mission Vista High School students participated in the first annual Mission:Code computer programming competition. MVHS seniors, Aaroh M, Chris M, and Eric C organized the seven-hour event where eleven different teams had the mission of designing and implementing an interactive 2D or 3D game from scratch.


Students used NetBeans or Unity as their development environment and programmed in java, java script, and C#. Mission:Code event supervisor, Jeff Yee, was amazed by the determination and focus by the students. Mr. Yee said, “The students had six hours from beginning to end to create their games. I expected the students to take a couple of breaks in between, but they just kept on going. Even when the pizza and sandwiches were delivered, they continued to code and eat at the same time.”


After the six hours of coding were done, each team presented their game. The games were judged by Aaroh, Chris, and Eric. The stakes for winning were high with prizes totaling $170 which were donated by the school’s Computer Game Programming Club. First place for 2D games went to Vincent W, Nuel M, and Matteus Thresher and first place for 3D games went to Spencer N, Thomas W, and Marcus M. After Mission:Code was over, Jeff Yee asked the participants if they would come back next year and there was a unanimous vote of yes.


Mission:Code far surpassed the expectations of the organizers and they were thrilled to have created an event that will only get bigger and better. Thomas W said it best, “I really enjoyed the experience and had a great time. I would definitely do it again even without the prizes.”




Posted by: Jason Zaitz Published:5/26/16
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