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.
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.
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 contactinfo@CodeSavvy.org