18th December 2022, University City - Sharjah

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2 hours to develop an innovative idea! Are you ready?

AED 3,000 for the winners + certificates, swag and more!

Winners get awarded on the global SEF paltform!

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What is CodeNova?

CodeNova is an in-person annual open coding competition, powered by iCodejr.com. It is an award-winning platform for students to enhance collaboration, build cognitive creative skills, & showcase their coding proficiency… and the best part is, it’s FREE!

Students from Grades 1-13 from across the UAE come together under one-roof to compete against other coders for the coveted title of ‘CodeNova Champions’!

CodeNova is an individual-format hackathon where students compete in 3 grade groups; grades 1-4, 5-8 & 9-13, and will have a 2-hour coding window to complete their projects.

We look forward to meeting the best coders UAE has to offer!

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Hackathon Format

Details Cadet Group
(Grades 1-4)
Captain Group
(Grades 5-8)
Colonel Group
(Grades 9-13)
Any Block Based Platform
Any Block / Text Based Platform or Application
Any Block / Text Based Platform or Application
You will have 2 hours to complete your project.
You will be provided 2 themes. Choose any 1.
Each person will be given 30 minutes to record a video explaining their project to the judges. Instructions will be provided.

Hackathon Schedule

Time Activity
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Registration Window
12:45 PM - 01:00 PM
Opening Remarks
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Battle Window
03:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Presentation Preps
03:30 PM - 03:45 PM
Closing Remarks
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Award Ceremony

Important Information

Reporting Time: 11:45 AM

Dress Code: Casual

Point of Contact: Samir – 050-69-42633

Snacks/water,  Wi-Fi & charging points provided.

Free Parking Available!

Students must bring their own device!

Venue Details

Sharjah Technology Research & Innovation Park
University City – Sharjah

Judging Criteria


Individuals need to score high in the following 4 criteria, plus add something extra to the mix.

Judges are looking for innovative solutions that have clean UI, excellent pitch and leverage collaboration.






User Interface





Esteemed Judges


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Are you ready?

Bring your A-game! We’ll see you on the 18th!