BEST partnered with BattleSnake for the“Stay Home and Code” event, a two-week online programming league raising money for Food Bank Canada. On Tuesday April 21st, 2020 , Dr. Maxwell ran a live workshop about “Introduction to Design Thinking” on the BattleSnake He introduced the concept of design thinking and how this approach changes the way we look at problems to find innovative solutions. He explained the stages of the Design Thinking process, the importance of understanding the functional and emotional needs of users and why everything should be prototyped. Design thinking offers an alternate way to better understand identifying problems and develop unique solutions to address them.

At this virtual event, there are live workshops from April 10-24 and on April 25th, there will be broadcasting a large BattleSnake Tournament live on Twitch. If you are interested in participating this event, visit