WHAT IS BROTHERS CODE?
Brothers Code, an Oakland based event during Computer Science Education Week, is part of the larger Hour of Code initiative focused on introducing people all across the US to the basics of coding education. During this 7th Annual Brothers Code event, young people of color in middle and high school are invited to join us to learn more about the skills and networks that can guide them to exciting opportunities within the tech sector.
Additionally, we will also host a concurrent program for adults. We invite parents, guardians, teachers, administrators, counselors, champions, and any other interested adults to register and learn how they might support young people to pursue technology pathways.
VIEW HIGHLIGHTS FROM BROTHERS CODE IN 2019
Students will practice basic computer programming; explore career opportunities and learn about education pathways that can lead to tech careers; investigate how technology to strengthen communities; and network with enthusiastic tech sector professionals.
Parents, guardians, or student champions will learn how to support young people to pursue technology pathways while also developing their own tech-skills.
Technical and non-technical volunteers are needed to support with basic technical assistance for youth and adults working through the hour of code units as well as general event logistics such as registration and food set-up.
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