Event Calendar

June 2015
Note:  CoderDojoTC takes a short break at the end of May, but will be back in June.  Tickets are free, but go fast so note the release dates and times.  Tonka CoderDojo and Katie CoderDojo are not meeting this summer.
Registration is open for Code Savvy's summer Code Camps for kids and teens through St. Paul Community Education.  More camp information and links to register here

Sunday May 31, 2015 at 6 pm   registration opens for the June 13  CoderDojoTC

June 10 - 12, 2015   Startup Weekend for Twin Cities high school students interested in startups, launching a business, entrepreneurship, or creative problem solving..   More information and registration here.

Saturday June 13, 2015  1:30 to 3:30 pm    Free and friendly coding for kids at  CoderDojoTC

Sunday June 14, 2015 at 6 pm   registration opens for the June 27  CoderDojoTC

Register now for Scratch Camp for Educators on June 15 and 16More information and registration here.

June 19, 2015: Startup School -- Femtech!  One day crash course on tech entrepreneurship with sessions by 8 awesome women entrepreneurs. More info and registration via TECHdotMN  

Saturday June 27, 2015  1:30 to 3:30 pm    Free and friendly coding for kids at  CoderDojoTC

Don't see something convenient?  Wait listed?   Here are our recommendations for good places for beginners to learn to code online, for free.

Other great summer coding opportunities (register now!)

Python programming camp for young women entering or in high school -- a great opportunity from our friends in the Computer Science Department at the U of MN.  2 week camp begins June 15.  Only $75 thanks to donor support.   More info and register here.

BDPA Academy - Community-based Youth Technology Training 
For middle-school and high-school students grades 8th-12th interesting in technology and application development.  (from the Black Data Processing Association)  REGISTER HERE.    More info here.
Classes are designed for beginning students with an interest in computers but don't really know what direction they want to go in. They should be excited about technology - "in general" - and will learn the basics of application development by learning HTML, CSS, & some JavaScript. There will be a significant of other topics that are covered in our free classes related to Information Technology, college education, professional development, basic skills, & more. The courses are free and led by IT professionals, experienced developers and experts at locations near you!
Dates: Summer 2015         Day/Time: Saturdays 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: St. Paul, MN - Metro State Campus
Contact: Kelly Martin at BDPA4Youth@gmail.com
Sparcs@MAC -- an IT camp for high school girls sponsored by Advance IT
June 15 - 19  9 am to 4 pm at Macalester College $100   More information and registration here.
  • Explore IT: Application Development, Security, Analytics, and Hardware/Networking.
  • Learn ‘professional skills’ that colleges and employers are seeking.
  • Interact with women professionals from a variety of technology employers and organizations.
  • Engage with high school teachers and college faculty who love technology.
  • Try out different types of technology tools (many demos and hands-on experiences offered).
  • Experience ‘real world’ IT.
  • Develop your leadership and personal strengths.

Other Coding Opportunities:

Tech dot MN publishes a weekly list of upcoming events in the technology community.  This is aimed at professional coders although many of the events are quite accessible to newbies -- check it out!