Indian Hills Annual Byte Jam

Indian Hills Community College will host their 5th annual Byte Jam competition on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

Byte Jam 2016Indian Hills is excited to open this event to area high schools, and it is our hope that we might build interest in this ever-growing career field!

This competition will help to introduce students to the coding and design processes that go into the apps and websites they use every day. Teams have a choice of making a mobile or web application.

What is Byte Jam?

Byte Jam is a team-based competition, with each team working on its own version around a central theme, with area schools competing against one another. Although students will be working from their own site, they won’t be doing it alone! Indian Hills Software Development Students will be able to respond to any questions that the teams may have via email at

Students can ask for help with any aspect of creating the mobile app or website application, from technical coding questions, to design issues, and anything in between. There are no limits on team size or the number of teams that a school may have.


Byte Jam's 2017 Theme

This year, our theme for high school and college students is: SCI-FI Games and Webpages!!

80s Games and Webpages


Student Teams

Teams typically consist of 4 students, but may have more or less if needed. Each team must come up with a team name. Team names used by past Indian Hills students include “Byte Me,” “Team 42,” and “Code Warriors,” so don’t be afraid to get creative or silly. Again, it is up to the teachers to decide what is acceptable. T-shirts will be provided by Indian Hills for all participants. Representatives from different companies in our network will be in attendance to speak with students regarding internship and job opportunities. The public is welcome to attend and see the amazing projects the students created.

Event Details

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Hellyer Student Life Center
Indian Hills Community College, Main Campus (Ottumwa)

Team Registration

Thank you for your interest in the Indian Hills Community College Annual Byte Jam Competition. Registration for the 2017 5th Annual Byte Jam is now open! Please make sure to read the (**Instructions) section at the bottom of the form description before clicking Add to Cart, to ensure your registration is filled out properly.

All team registrations must be completed by October 14, 2017.

2017 5th Annual Byte Jam Team Registration



If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Susan Wilson.

Susan Wilson, Computer Software Development Instructor
Indian Hills Community College
525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5111 ext. 1760