Google and Snapchat team up to host geofilter coding contest for teens
Google and Snapchat work together to convince teens to code by hosting #MyFutureMe contest. On Wednesday, September 27, Snap inc, the parent company of Snapchat app, teamed up with Google to host the #MyFutureMe contest. The coding competition invites young people to create a new filter or lens for the Snapchat app.
This competition is intended for children ages 13 to 18. They can create and submit Snapchat geofilter using Google’s Blockly coding system for kids. Anyone who take part in this competition has a chance to win a trip to the TEDWomen conference in New Orleans and mentoring sessions from Google and Snapchat engineers to create a Lens, an augmented reality filter for your photos. The winner’s creation will also featured as an official Snapchat lens.
They will take five participants with the best work to be judged by will be judged by a host of tech heavy-hitters, including Google’s CFO Ruth Porat, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel, activist Malala Yousafzai and NASA astronaut Dr. Yvonne Cagle at the conference for a chance to go live in the Snapchat app, along with a trip to Los Angeles for a private tour of the Snap, Inc. and Google offices.
“With this contest, Made with Code and Snap will help teens nationwide see that the things they love, like Snapchat, are made with code,” writes Google’s Elizabeth Reid in a blog post. “Teens are already Snapping. Let’s get them coding, too.”
“First, complete a coding activity to build a Snapchat Geofilter that expresses your vision for the future,” Google instructs on its official page. “Then write a statement about the future you envision and how you plan to achieve it. Submit both to the #MyFutureMe Challenge for a chance to build your own live Snapchat lens and more!”
The Contest is organized to attract teenagers to jump in the world of computer science, especially coding. With coding they can create some awesome stuff like Snapchat lenses that they often use. The organizers of this competition expect young people not only to be consumers, but also to be creators.
So if you are aged 13-18 years, take part in this competition by creating your own Snapchat filter.