About

Code Savvy is a not-for-profit organization inspiring kids and teens to become code-savvy, that is, to understand the kind of creative thinking that goes into coding, and to try out programming computers and devices.   Code Savvy is determined to bring more diversity -- gender and ethnic diversity -- to computer science;  Creative problem-solving relies on diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Link to information about these current projects: 

  • Twin Cities Coder Dojo (free, mentored coding environment for kids 8-17) started April 2013 and has welcomed 800+ young coders to explore web and app design, gaming, systems and electronics.   CoderDojoTC has inspired three additional branches.
  • Katie Coder Dojo -- a place for girls to explore programming:  games and animations in Scratch or mobile apps in AppInventor.  Next session is Tuesday evening July 22. 
  • Technovation Challenge  (girls ages 12-18 design and code mobile apps as they participate in this worldwide coding and business challenge) + the festive Appapalooza on April 27.
  • Digital Empowerment Academy -- North Minneapolis teens explore digital literacyand coding 
  • Learn to code -- advice on online resources for beginning coders.  
  • Code Clubs -- youth learn to code after school at community sites - piloted a Northside Code Club at the Sumner Public Library during April 2014
  • Get With the Program -- workshops for educators -- developing coding awareness and skills among K-8 educators and after-school Code Club leaders through workshops, conferences and mentor-teachers.  First workshop will be in May 31, 2014.

For more information, please contact info@CodeSavvy.org


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