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DawgBytes is UW's Computer Science & Engineering K-12 outreach program. We introduce students and their teachers to the exciting world of computing.  

Recent Events

Counselors learn binary at C4C.
Thanks to everyone who celebrated CS Education Week with us. Over 900 visitors came to our Computing Open House and some even programmed a robot to give high fives! During the week, student groups joined us for Hour of Code activities. To end the celebration, 91 teams competed in the programming contest. What a great week!
Find some great pictures of these events on the DawgBytes Facebook page.

Upcoming Opportunities


Middle and high school girls will explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math careers in this event organized by Amazon.com with DawgBytes. Join us for fun activities and inspiring speakers!
9:45 am - 2:30 pm on 2/8. Info.  Flyer.

Scratch Workshops

Students in grades 6 - 8 will learn to create cool games and animations using Scratch, a drag and drop programming language! This is a beginner workshop only for students without experience.
2/17, 2/19 and 3/1. Info.

From Google: Opportunities for Seniors

Google is now accepting applications for its summer institute and its Google Generation Scholarship. High school seniors are encouraged to apply by March 3rd.

Paul Allen Computing Challenge

Did you know that Twitter data can help with disaster response? For this challenge, students will analyze data from Cyclone Phailin in teams of three. Learn real-world skills and win prizes!
Submissions accepted until 3/28. Info.

NCWIT Award Winners

Congratulations to the more than 120 young women who applied for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing! Winners are now listed on the Washington Affiliates page and will be recognized in a March ceremony.

From Microsoft: High School Internships

Microsoft internships give high school students a chance to learn new skills while getting paid. Applications are due on March 14th.
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