The Bebras® Computing Challenge introduces computational thinking to students. It is organized in over 30 countries and designed to get students all over the world excited about computing. We use it to get first time programmers thinking like a computer. If you have no programming experience, it is likely that you will take the challenge at your first meeting.
We have been working on getting this exciting computing challenge in DC area schools. If you are interested in this challenge, please contact us and we can help you get involved too.