Read on to see our Challenge One winners

As society continues to develop technological advancements, the field of coding is growing and spanning across industries creating new and exciting career opportunities. At MindFuel, we recognize coding can open many doors for today’s youth and want to give them a head start, which is why we created the Crack the Code Challenge, in partnership with RoboGarden, through our signature coding platform, Codingville.

By learning to code, youth not only gain a new proficiency, they also further develop skills such as problem solving, computational thinking and memory retention. Thanks to support from AltaML as the national partner, and ATB Financial as the Alberta regional partner, our Crack the Code Challenge is designed as a convenient and fun way to teach Canadian youth ages 6 to 18 the foundational skills of coding and app development.

Challenge Three On Now

Challenge three for Crack the Code kicks off on March 5, so make sure to register for a Codingville account in advance in order to opt into the challenge. Once the challenge starts, participants compete to earn points and rank on our national leaderboard by completing coding journeys, sharing their referral code and “liking” participant projects. Once they’ve completed the journeys, participants are asked to develop and submit their own app according to the challenge theme, which will be scored by our judges in order to combine with the leaderboard points. This means that simply doing the journeys may not be enough to win the challenge, participants who submit a great app or game will increase their score and improve their position on the leaderboard.

Prizes are awarded at the end of each challenge and include laptops, gift cards and more. To view all rules and regulations, visit

Challenge One Winners Showcase

After much anticipation, we are thrilled to announce the winners for Challenge One of Crack the Code! From January 15 to February 5, youth from across the country joined the challenge on Codingville to learn to code and build their own app or game. Congratulations to all of our winners, we saw some amazing work from our participants and can’t wait to see the submissions for Challenge Two!

Group: 6-9 Years

First Place: Ninja Panda, SK – Age 9 – 1567 Tuples

Second Place: JeremyLB, MB – Age 9 – 1323 Tuples

Third Place: codebender, AB – Age 9 – 1289 Tuples


Group: 10-13 Years

First Place: Evrettcoder08AE, AB – Age 12 – 1532 Tuples

Second Place: Troublemaker4, BC – Age 11 – 1385 Tuples

Third Place: sad, ON – Age 11 – 1314 Tuples

Group: 14-18 Years

First Place: AhmedN, AB – Age 14 – 1663 Tuples

Second Place: Mennatallah, AB – Age 11 – 1603 Tuples

Third Place: NoraM_KC, AB – Age 17 – 1082 Tuples