Code in Alice 2021

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Code in Alice is a summer program by Carnegie Mellon University Qatar.
Our goal is to teach computer programming within an engaging environment and small teacher-student ratio.
This program is fueled by volunteer teachers and open to students from all over the world!

Apply As a Student

About the Program

Program Dates: July 5 to August 5, 2021.
Where: Anywhere with internet.
Who: Students between 13 and 18 years old.
Program language: English.
Student application deadline: June 30, 11:59 PM, Anywhere on Earth.
Teacher application deadline: June 22, 11:59 PM, Anywhere on Earth.

Program Details 

There will be online meetings as well as offline tasks:

  • Zoom meetings: These meetings will take place for each group of students, where their assigned teacher will run an online class to cover the week topic, answer questions and run problem-solving activities.
  • Lecture videos: Each week, a major topic will be covered and discussed. Most of the material is practical; as students will watch and apply small tasks to achieve mastery of concepts.
  • Homework submission: To help students learn and achieve progress, there will be weekly assignments that they will share with their teachers. They are not graded, but are important and must be submitted on time.
  • Online forum and discussion: Each group of students will have access to an online portal to view daily material, meeting link, and have conversation with their fellow students. The teacher assigned to each group will also have access to provide support and answer inquiries.


Frequently Asked Questions — Students

Is this course free?
Is this program right for me?
What will I learn?
I have a disability, can I take the class?
Is this a MOOC?
What is Alice?
What do I need to participate?

Frequently Asked Questions — Volunteer Teachers

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Why volunteer to teach in Code in Alice?
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About the organizers

Code in Alice is organized by Hamad Bin Jassim (HBJ) Center for K-12 Computer Science Education at Carnegie Mellon University Qatar. For inquiries or support, contact us here.