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codersbracket121Those who like college basketball and want to learn how to code might be interested in a new geeky competition called Coders Bracket.

In an effort to help teach development skills and celebrate March Madness, Fullstack Academy is letting people use simple JavaScript functions to fill out a bracket for this month’s annual men’s college basketball tournament.

“We believe that the NCAA Basketball tournament offers a prime opportunity to continue to promote learning coding, STEM, and computer science, but in a fun and approachable way,” said Fullstack Academy founder David Yang.

Participants can use several variables to help determine their bracket outcome. Once they are done coding their completed bracket, users can enter into a pool to win a series of prizes, including a scholarship to attend Fullstack Academy. Those who donate at least $10 to, CodeNow and Girls Who Code can submit up to ten brackets. Entires will be accepted until Thursday morning, when the tournament’s first game tips off.

Based in New York City, Fullstack Academy is Y Combinator graduate that teaches courses on computer science, offering 3-month bootcamps for those that want to learn how to code and eventually land a development job. Head here to fill out — and code — your own bracket. 

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