Coders called on for national competition

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YOUNG people from across the Solent area with an eye for coding are being urged to sign up to a national coding competition this summer.

Ordnance Survey has teamed up with The Cathedral Innovation Centre and Totton College to bring Young Rewired State’s Festival of Code to the Solent region between July 28 and August 3.

Under 19s will be presented with real world problems during the competition, which they will be challenged to address through their self-taught hacking skills.

The lucky participants from the Solent area will also get the chance to have tea at the House of Lords and the option of free office space, and the opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of Ordnance Survey’s head office.

Totton College is one of more than 50 regional centres from all over the UK that will host free, four-day sessions for young programmers.

All information on the Festival of Code, including frequently asked questions for parents and information on how to sign up, can be found at