UPDATE: The 2017 Fall Youth Code Jam community event was a huge SUCCESS! Read more about this event in our post-coverage writeup.
This coming Saturday, September 16, 2017, SVP SA investee Youth Code Jam is holding a community wide event. The event is 1-4pm at the Region 20 offices, 1314 Hines, San Antonio.
These Code Jam events are semi-unstructured, collaborative, creativity-inspiring, bring-your-own-laptop experiences for youth and their parents. The focus is on inspiring young people to get excited about technology and its uses and on connecting the dots for parents and students from playing online to creating online to real world, high demand, high paying jobs.
Students at a jam are encouraged to work on whatever they think is interesting. They get to choose if they want to float around, spending time at many learning stations and working on different things, or if they’d rather spend all their time working on one project. Volunteer mentors are there to help along the way, explaining, encouraging, expanding.
Jams are free, thanks to generous sponsors: ESC Region 20, Rackspace, 80|20 Foundation, Google Fiber, Security Service Federal Credit Union, Alamo Chapter of the San Antonio Information Systems Security Association, Whataburger, Conceptual MindWorks, San Antonio River Authority, Port San Antonio and others.