Boys and girls of color remain underrepresented in the information technology sector. BROTHERS CODE seeks to expose these young people to coding and tech career pathways that will continue to be in high demand for the foreseeable future.


Brothers Code is an interactive, virtual event hosted on Saturday, December 11 from 10am-1pm PT during Computer Science Education Week. This event is part of the larger Hour of Code initiative in partnership with Kapor Center, focused on introducing people all across the world to the basics of coding education. During this 9th Annual Brothers Code event, young people of color from middle school to college are invited to join us to learn more about the skills and networks that can guide them to exciting opportunities and careers within the technology 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.

All youth participants will have a chance to win an array of fun prizes, including sleek Dell laptops (courtesy of Nextracker Inc.), a signed Golden State Warriors James Wiseman Jersey and Klay Thompson Basketball, Twitch merchandise, Playstation Store gift cards, Google Nest Hubs, and more!

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm PT

Location: Online via Hopin


Student Programming

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.

Adult Workshops

Parents, guardians, or student champions will learn how to support young people to pursue technology pathways while also developing their own tech-skills.


In 2020, our 8th Annual Brothers Code event was hosted virtually, providing an opportunity for young people and adults of color from around the world to participate. Check out this Case Study to learn how we’ve been using Hopin to make our virtual experiences fun, including interactive workshops, raffles, and more.

Watch inspiring moments from Brothers Code in 2019 as we celebrated Computer Science Education Week alongside a host of young people, adults, and partners from our communities.


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Brothers Code is hosted annually
by The Hidden Genius Project.
The Hidden Genius Project is a registered
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
EIN: 46-0689949

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