High School Applied Coding Challenge 2022

This initiative is supported by HER CODE CAMP and Rotman Finance and Research Training Lab (FRT-Lab) to introduce high school students to applied Python coding in financial markets. HER CODE CAMP will be providing their signature Intro to Python course to prep you for this challenge, which will be followed by a workshop to introduce you to financial markets and the RIT Market Simulator software offered by the Rotman FRT-Lab. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your newly learned skills learned through a market simulation challenge using the RIT Market Simulator.

This is a FREE event! Current grade 11 and 12 high students in Toronto and the GTA are eligible to compete.

Questions? email info@hercodecamp.com


Competition Day: Saturday, February 5th, 2022 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Practice Session no.1: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT

Practice Session no.2: Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT

Why attend

  • Have an opportunity to see how the finance industry works,
  • Understand how Python can be used in real-life applications,
  • Apply finance and market-related knowledge to real-life situations,
  • Learn from each other in both competitions,
  • Familiarize users with a trading interface used by financial institutions.

Who can attend

  • Maximum of 32 teams
  • Teams of 4 (max 6) + 1 teacher advisor
  • Grade 11 and 12 students
  • To encourage diversity, teams must consist of at least 50% female-identifying or non-binary students
  • Teacher advisor to assist and guide the participating team
  • Ideally, each team member will have access to a Windows computer


All sessions will be hosted virtually over Zoom

How to attend

Register your team for the challenge by completing this form before January 3rd, 2022.

About The Rotman FRT-Lab

The Rotman Finance Research and Trading Lab at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management (Rotman FRT-Lab) in the University of Toronto is a state-of-the-art facility that focuses on the integration of theory and research with practice. Research databases and real-time access to global financial resources allow students to link classroom lessons to actual securities and markets. In addition, our custom-designed suite of instructional products uses interactive simulations to develop skills for making good financial decisions when faced with uncertainty about future outcomes. These products include the Rotman Interactive Trader and the Rotman Portfolio Manager platforms and the associated simulation cases.


HER CODE CAMP is a non-profit organization that empowers underrepresented communities in technology. We host free programs specifically targeted to high school students who identify as a woman, trans, and/or non-binary.


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