KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City will be the site for a 24-hour coding marathon designed to encourage and inspire youths to learn the language of computer coding.

The Kansas City Star reports all high school and college students who like to write computer code can participate in CodeDay KC's event Feb. 15 and 16.

The city is one of six that are hosting the marathons. Participants in Kansas City can come to the Sprint Accelerator in groups or as individuals and form teams, participate in workshops and pitch ideas.

Tickets purchased before Friday cost $10. Regular tickets will be $20 and include lunch and dinner Feb. 15, a midnight snack and breakfast on Feb. 16.

Registration is available online at kansascity.codeday.org.