A group of students in Georgia were treated to quite the surprise on Monday.
Singer Ciara surprised students at Paul Duke STEM High School in Norcross as part of a competition created by the Amazon Future Engineer program.
The students have the opportunity to win prizes by creating an original remix of Ciara’s “Set.”
The singer told CNN that the program was created to empower students in underserved communities.
“Coding is really the way. What I’ve learned through my experiences with Amazon, in particular in this program, is that it’s now almost in some places a requirement to get a job,” she said. “I said to the kids today, when you walk into a room, you have an extra level of cool by adding coding. You automatically level up your game.”
Amazon has also teamed up with Georgia Tech and the university’s EarSketch, a platform students learn to code through music. Their music remix competition teaches students how to write code that makes music.