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Doha College's Kobe Lewis wins international coding challenge

Year 7 student Kobe Lewis has just won first prize in an international coding competition organised by the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) in partnership with “Discover Education.” The competition aimed to provide students at British International schools with the opportunity to compete with their peers around the world to create their own app. 

In order to create their apps, participants put into practice their understanding of coding concepts like algorithms, sequences and variables - as well as their computational thinking skills through decomposition, logical reasoning and problem-solving. The theme this year was “A Difficult Journey,” and it asked students to create an app that simulated a quest to find an important object, which could be made difficult or dangerous, with obstacles to overcome along the way. Open to COBIS member schools in 76 countries, the competition reaches over 165,000 students globally.

I am ecstatic that I won the COBIS app competition. I thought I had a small chance of winning second or third prize, but never imagined that I would come first! My app was based on games like Tetris, which  I love playing in my free time. For the theme of adventures, I used an idea of walls that you must dodge to reach the end goal and win a prize. I finished the game with only a few hours to spare and I didn’t think much of it. Honestly, I’m surprised out of my wildest dreams!" Kobe Lewis, Year 7

We would like to thank COBIS and Discovery Education for giving our students the opportunity to participate in the coding competition. I believe all our students should learn how to create apps and other digital products and services by learning to program, and become creators of technology instead of being end-users only." Ruhul Chowdhury, Head of Computer Sciences

Congratulations Kobe and we look forwards to seeing more of your digital creations!