July 13th-14th, 2020 from 10am- 4pm CT

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CSTA 2020

Competition: 2020  DJ CSTA Hackathon

Monday, 7/13 -Sunday, 7/19

The 2020 CSTA Teacher Hackathon is an opportunity for teachers to experiment with or continue to gain exposure to EarSketch, a musical coding language. This competition will guide teachers through the EarSketch coding process, so they can have the resources they need to implement EarSketch in their classrooms. Click here to jump to details below.

Attend our online EarSketch Workshop: Friday, July 17th - 10:30am CST - https://bluejeans.com/2775758526

For more information on the Teacher Hackathon click here.

For more resources to get started on the the  click here.

View the Leaderboard to see how your song ranks in the number of SoundCloud Plays

What is EarSketch?


EarSketch is an online coding platform that helps you learn coding through music. Use sounds from the EarSketch library or your own sounds, along with Python or JavaScript code, to produce studio quality music. Use code to remix song tracks and learn about the different functions in the EarSketch curriculum.

The video below gives a glimpse into a previous Amazon Future Engineer-EarSketch Competition.

How can you win prizes from the 2020 CSTA Teacher Hackathon?

  1. Code your song using EarSketch's software. (earsketch.gatech.edu)

  2. Upload your completed song from EarSketch to a SoundCloud account. (soundcloud.com)

  3. The top 3 teachers with the most plays on their song will win a $250 Amazon Gift Card.

  4. There will also be a "Judge's Choice" winner for the most creative song, and the teacher who is selected will also win a $250 Amazon Gift Card.

Who can participate?

Only teachers who have registered for the 2020 CSTA Virtual Conference will be qualified to participate in the 2020 EarSketch Teacher Hackathon.

When is the deadline?

The number of plays will stop being counted on Tuesday, July 21st at 11:59pm CST. Hackathon results will be posted by July 23rd, 2020. Please email escomp@ceismc.org with any questions or concerns. 

Good Luck!