Corey McCormick has harnessed Python power at North Lakes State College to build a one-stop-cybersafety shop and the recognition of the 2019 Premier’s Coding Challenge.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk praised the digital literacy of the next generation of Queenslanders.
“Digital literacy is a skill that is essential to equip our students to successfully navigate the emerging economies of a globally connected world,” she said.
“For the students of today, and for all Queenslanders, cybersafety is a critical element of our online engagement.
“That’s why the 2019 theme, #cybersafeqld, builds and expands on last year’s Stand Up to Cyberbullies competition message.”
Member for Bancroft Chris Whiting congratulated Corey for his use of Python to build a digital solution for recognising, informing and reporting cyberbullying.
“Corey’s win is a demonstration of his coding skills and the commitment of North Lakes State College to preparing students for Queensland’s jobs of the future,” Mr Whiting said.
“This isn’t a python of the slithering variety, it’s a coding foundation that acts like a digital instruction book for computers running websites, apps, games and other software.
“Corey’s one-stop-cybersafety-shop is a digital solution that includes advice, quizzes, tools and the functionality for reporting cyberbullying.
“Now in its third year, entries for the Premier’s 2019 Coding Challenge have almost tripled to 762.
“It’s a tribute to the importance Queensland schools, including North Lakes State College, place on Digital Technologies in the curriculum and the enthusiasm of students for cyber coding.
“The Premier’s Coding Challenge is part of the Palaszczuk Government’s Advancing Education Action Plan to assist students build skills for the Queensland jobs of the future.”
Twenty-four students across Queensland shared in $10,000 of robotics and electronics prizes either as individuals or members of teams.
Corey’s use of Python to create a one-stop-cybersafety-shop demonstrated the effective use of computational thinking concepts and included a comprehensive evaluation video of his digital solution.
For more information including the list of winners visit the #codingcounts website, https://advancingeducation.qld.gov.au/codingcounts.