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2023-24 Technology Events



Hour of Code Week

December 4-10, 2023 (During Computer Science Education Week)

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.

Virtual Piedmont Regional Student Technology Competition 


Piedmont Region - Open to 3rd-12th grade students in Cherokee County Schools, Gilmer County Schools, Fannin County Schools, Murray County Schools and Pickens County Schools. 


The categories are the same as last year and information can be found here. The Programming Challenge event is not available in the Piedmont Regional Technology Competition. See event flyer and virtual submission guidelines for more information here. Specific dates will be announced.

Friday, January 19, 2024 at noon - Project deadline
Friday, February 2, 2024 - Winners announced

Once all submissions are made, judging will take place. Due to the structure of the virtual submissions for this event, winners will be announced on or before Friday, February 2, 2024. An email will be sent to Coaches notifying them of all winners at the Regional Competition. There will not be a face to face awards ceremony. All first place winners are eligible to attend the Georgia State Technology Competition. Contact Dr. Shannon Carroll for details. 

National Digital Learning Day 

Thursday, February 15, 2024


"Started in 2012, Digital Learning Day has provided a powerful venue for education leaders to highlight great teaching practice and showcase innovative teachers, leaders, and instructional technology programs that are improving student outcomes."

Georgia State Student Technology Competition

"The Georgia Educational Technology Student Competition (GaSTC) is an annual student technology competition produced by the Georgia Educational Technology Consortium. The Consortium sponsors other technology initiatives in Georgia, including the Georgia Educational Technology Conference (GaETC). The GaSTC is the highest level of student technology competition in Georgia with over 750 projects, representing the work of 1000+ students, who are judged at the competition each March."


The Georgia Student Technology State Competition will be held virtually this year. All students that earned 1st place at the Piedmont Regional Technology Competition are eligible to participate at the State Competition. Regional winners will receive all necessary information to submit their projects for State Competition. 

State competition - Saturday, March 2, 2024

Remember, October is Cyber Security Awareness Month!

National Cyber Security Awareness Month - Information Security Office -  Computing Services - Carnegie Mellon University