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From Hadi Partovi - Code.org
Dear Code.org CS Principles Teachers,

Thank you for all you do for students, especially amidst the covid-19 pandemic. 

In the last 24 hours, we've had lots of excitement based on the success of Code Break, Episode 1. We had 10,000 live viewers between Zoom + Facebook, with students joining from every state, and from time zones as distant as Spain, Germany, Greece, Israel, or Azerbaijan.

Next week, we'll welcome not one but two special guests: entrepreneur, CEO, and “shark” on Shark Tank, Mark Cuban, as well as model, actress, and software developer, Lyndsey Scott.

We have a really exciting episode planned, with a special live-coding interaction your CS Principles students won't want to miss.

As a treat, we’re looking for high school students to pitch a great app idea to Mark Cuban, live on Code Break. Please share this opportunity with all your CSP students. We’ll ask the student to pitch their idea, receive feedback from Mark, and the audience will vote on their favorite. We’ll then prototype the winning idea. 

Any student can send a 1-minute video to [email protected] pitching an app idea. Submissions are due this Monday, March 30th by 10am PST, and must include:
  • The student’s name, location, and grade in email
  • Video (< 1 min), the student describing their app idea - what it does, and why it’s of value
  • We’ll feature ideas that could be rapidly prototyped on App Lab. 
Participating students MUST be available for a rehearsal on Tuesday, March 31, 11:30am-1pm PST and for the live episode, Wednesday, April 1, from 9:00am-11am PST.

This could be a once in a lifetime opportunity to speak with one of the world’s most renowned entrepreneurs. We appreciate your help sharing this with your high school students. 

Thank you,

Hadi Partovi
Founder, Code.org