Monday, September 28, 2015

SA Youth Code Jam

This Saturday I had the pleasure of volunteering for the 4th annual San Antonio Youth Code Jam. Organized by Debi Pfitzenmaier and volunteers from through the San Antonio tech community, this free event brought hundreds of children and their parents together to learn about various aspects of computer science and coding. Volunteers came from a variety of San Antonio technology companies, educational institutions and corporations.

My organization, Education Service Center - Region 20, hosted the event this year and it was a great experience for all involved! To everyone's relief our WiFi was more than up to the challenges and the Service Center facilities were perfect for the participants who got to self-select from among the stations.

Stations this year included:

Boolean Logic (using Minecraft)
Build Your Own Mini Network that Works!
C Programming
Code Combat
Construct Classic
Python (using Raspberry Pi)

Here are some of the pictures from the day's events. Thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers who made the event happen. Congratulations to Debi Pfitzenmaier and her team from SA Youth Code Jam for a great job!

Enjoy this article in The Rivard Report about the event!

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