Bringing web design to students and non-profits with WebSlam…
We’re always big fans of any program that brings people into the wonderful world of tech, and even bigger fans of programs that do that AND help others in the process. The world is in desperate need of web coders/designers, and various non-profits and other businesses need sites set up, and so WebSlam has combined the two into one harmonious, incredible program. We’ve partnered with YouthBuild Charter and Urban TxT to bring this amazing program to Southern California.
WebSlam is a one week program where students will learn HTML, CSS, PHP and other web design aspects on the WordPress platform, and at the end of the week, they build a website from the ground up for a non-profit or other business that needs a site built. Students benefit from learning coding, and the businesses benefit from getting a website built. It’s a win-win for everyone, and the students gain real-world experience which could inspire them to pursue a career in web design.
There’s two ways you help out—if you have expertise in web design/HTML, you can offer your experience as a mentor who will help the students understand the basics of coding and how to implement it. Also, if you own a non-profit or other small organization in need of a website, you can offer to have the students build a basic website for you.
The program runs from April 7th – April 12th, 2014. If you want to be a mentor or need your website built, don’t hesitate to contact us.