Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PST)
Introducing African American Young Men to Tech
Technology is everywhere today. But only a tiny fraction of students are learning how to create technology. Brothers Code is part of the larger Hour of Code campaign to involve youth with the basics of coding education during National Computer Science Education Week. Over 2 million students are already planning to participate in Hour of Code activities.
Knowing the potential of brain power that exists in our communities, Brothers Code will share tech possibilities with 100 middle and high school black male youth. Participants will meet African American men who are tech professionals, learn more about tech career options to consider (they aren't JUST about coding!), and use hands-on modules to learn the basics of coding.
10am to 12pm - Middle School Session
1pm to 3pm - High School Session
Free admission; Gift cards for all successful participants
Laney College is easily accessible by BART (Lake Merritt Station) and AC Transit.
Just a few important things to keep in mind for the event:
- Upon arriving at Laney College, please check in at the Laney Bistro in the E Complex, off of East 8th street. Map attached.
- Registration for the Middle School session will start at 9:30 am
- Registration for the High School session will start at 12:30 pm
- Parents/guardians are welcome to either drop off/pick up their youth, or stay on campus for a brief session on additional tech and colege readiness resources.
- If you are registered and have not arrived by 10 am (for middle school) 1 pm (for high school) your spot will be given to someone on the waiting list, so please don't be late!
We look forward to seeing you all there!
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Kapor Center for Social Impact
The Kapor Center for Social Impact relentlessly pursues creative strategies that will leverage information technology for positive social impact. We primarily work with underrepresented communities, focusing on gap-closing endeavors.