For over three years, we have been incredibly proud to sponsor the CODEchella program– started by YouthBuild Charter School of California— that gives students the opportunity to learn basic coding techniques that would allow them to create their own website as well as learn valuable tech skills that can be applied in the future. As technology moves forward, coding knowledge is as useful as ever, and that’s where the CODEchella program comes in: by giving these students the knowledge they need to create their own website, app, or program they are empowered to not only learn new concepts, but open themselves to career paths they might not have otherwise considered. STEM programs and initiatives across the country have found great success in empowering today’s students to strive to learn concepts that will be incredibly useful as they move forward in life, and we are proud to help YouthBuild Charter School to continue those great strides here in Los Angeles.
The 3rd Annual CODEchella event will take place on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at Los Angeles Trade Tech College from 8am to 8pm. Students are tasked with creating a website from scratch for a local business or person, the sites are then judged and a winner is named.
Check out this recap video from CODEchella 2015:
And here is a poem about CODEchella from local spoken word poet Yazmin Monet Watkins, who had a site built for her by students, which eventually won the top prize!
Check out these awesome pictures from this past week’s classes, as well as students expressing why they joined the CODEchella program!