Code Savvy

Inspiring equitable computer science learning to transform the future for good

Code Savvy Events

Code Savvy events generally free to participants. Free events include:

  • CoderDojo TC Meetups

  • Rebecca CoderDojo Meetups

  • Technovation[MN] Workshops, Appapalooza and Mentor events

  • MNCodes Cohort

Paid events include:

  • MNCodes Educator Summit

  • MNCodes Workshops

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At Home Activities 

  • CS to Go with Code Savvy, youth-centered challenges that focus on creating things with computer science

  • Bytes of Inspiration, a video series for CS Educators 

Our Educator Programs are designed to develop computer science awareness, skills and resources among K-12 and after-school educators through hands-on workshops, conferences and mentoring, all with a focus on equity in computing

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The main focus of Code Savvy is the development of opportunities for youth to engage in coding activities. Mentor provide support and encouragement for youth ages 8-18 in a variety of environments and locations through the Twin Cities and greater MN area.

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Young women ages 12-18 design and code mobile apps as they participate in this global coding and entrepreneurial challenge) + the festive Appapalooza

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Free, mentored coding environment for kids 8-16. Started April 2013 and has welcomed 1000+ young coders to explore web and app design, gaming, systems and electronics.

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Free mentored coding environment for girls and young women ages 8-16. Started February 2016 and has welcomed 130+ young girl coders to explore Scratch, App Inventor, Python, and Arduino.

Wide variety of summer programming for youth ages 6-17

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Minnesota’s most rural chapter of CoderDojo, focused on giving young people a free, supportive, open-ended environment for learning and advancing technology skills. We offer coders ages 6-18 a safe space to be creators and not just consumers of technology

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Partners with community sites in low opportunity neighborhoods to teach kids to code in after school programs

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Wide variety of summer programming for youth ages 6-17

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The AI Racing League is a fun way to learn AI using small computers (Raspberry Pi and Nvidia Nano), computer vision, Python, machine learning, and RC-cars. Our curriculum is inspired by the DonkeyCar and the CoderDojo mentoring system.

Be a Code Savvy Mentor

Interested in helping inspire the next generation? Find out how you can be a Code Savvy mentor with one of our programs.

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Code Savvy strives to make kids and teens more code-savvy through creative educational programs and services. We incubate and support community-based programs that bring technology and know-how to local kids and educators, all the while championing gender and ethnic diversity. Code Savvy is dedicated to ensuring the next generation of computer science professionals represents the billions of users of tomorrow’s innovative technologies.

Our sincere thanks to all of the organizations that support us

Our Partners

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