GLOBAL CODEFEST is a global movement, virtual event and celebration to empower the next generation of women to code solutions to humanity's greatest challenges and to help achieve the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

This is a global program of the New Champions WIN (Womensphere Incubator Network), a global initiative of the Young Global Leaders community and the Womensphere Foundation to accelerate gender parity and inspire, train, and empower 1 million women and girls by 2020, and the Womensphere Innovation Lab which pioneers, incubates, and scales STEAM*-powered and innovative approaches of empowering women and girls to create the future. (STEAM* = science, technology, engineering, arts & design, mathematics) In partnership with NASA, ACM Women, IEEE Women, and Arab Women in Computing.

We invite the participation of all women currently enrolled in universities and colleges around the world, across all majors, fields, and disciplines, to participate in this global coding competition and celebration.

Schedule & Timeline:

Online Virtual Education Sessions: August - October 2017

Interscholastic Global Codefest Competition:  October 11-17, 2017

Announcement of Global Codefest Winners: December 2017

Global Award Ceremonies: March 2018

Exhibit & Media on Finalists & Honorees: January - June 2018