Google’s Made With Code program has teamed up with Snap Inc to host a geofilter contest for teens that will nationally go live in the Snapchat app.
Named #MyFutureMe, the contest launched on Sept. 28, 2017, and five finalists will be chosen to go to the TEDWomen conference in New Orleans this November. During the conference, they’ll receive mentoring sessions, and they will work with Google and Snap engineers to create lenses for the Snapchat app. They’ll also earn a trip to Los Angeles, CA, for a private, VIP tour of both the Snapchat and Google offices.
Contestants have until October 8, to MadewithCode.com to code their geofilter and submit a 100-word statement about the future they envision. Prior coding experience isn’t needed to enter.
Judges for the contest includes Ruth Porat (SVP and CFO of Google and Alphabet), Evan Spiegel (CEO of Snap), Malala Yousafzai (student, activist and Malala Fund Co-Founder), Joanna Coles (Chief Content Officer at Hearst), Laurie Hernandez (Olympic gymnast), Victoria Justice (actress and singer), Lilly Singh (YouTube personality, entertainer, and founder of Girl Love) and Dr. Yvonne Cagle (NASA astronaut).
Made with Code and Snap is taking one of the things that teens love (Snapchat) and adding the career element of coding to the mix, showing that there is fun in technology.
Read more about the contest here, and encourage the teens in your life to enter before the Oct. 8 deadline.