Code-A-Thon 2017

Code-A-Thon 2017 is a two-day programming competition where teams of students work together to create the best possible game. Explore the art of game design, win prizes, and enjoy free food.  Raspberry Pi’s will be awarded to the students who create the best games!

T Shirts will be given to all registered students on the day of the event.

Register for Code-A-Thon 2017

Dates and Times

Friday, October 20th, 2017
2:00PM – 10:00PM CDT

Saturday, October 21st, 2017
8:00AM – 4:00PM CDT


3rd Floor of Ratliff Building North (RBN)
University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd
Tyler, TX 75799

RBN 3047 will be used at the break and food room throughout the event. Teams will use the computer labs, RBN 3038 and RBN 3039, while working on their games.

Event Details

We will provide free game development software, ClickTeam Fusion, to participants. Joel Christiansen will be offering some tutorials on how to use the software at the beginning of the event. Joel and the volunteer team will be on site to offer guidance and support throughout the event.

The game design theme for this event is “Halloween.”

Remember – you do not need to have game development experience to participate!

The Computer Science Department will be providing free catering. This includes dinner on Friday and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Drinks and snacks will also be provided.

At the end of the day on Saturday, the games will be judged and prizes awarded.  The prizes this year will be a Raspberry Pi’s for the best games.

T shirts will also be given away to all participants!


In order to participate in the event, you must register using our official registration form. The event is open to all UT Tyler students.

This year’s Code-A-Thon will have 10 teams with three participants on each team, for a total of 30 participants overall. Students can sign up as a solo participant to be placed on a team automatically. Students also have the option to register as a team, naming up to three other students they want on their team.

Due to limited space and the expense of catering, we can only guarantee a spot to the first 30 students to register. Once the event is full, any new registrations will be added to the waiting list. If someone cancels before the event, we’ll notify the next person on the waiting list that a spot has opened up.

Register as soon as possible to guarantee your spot! If you are wanting to be part of a team, make sure every member of your team is register as soon as they can so everyone gets in.

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