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Free Programming Classes For Teens

Free Programming Classes For Teens

Codeup is offering free weekend classes to teach teens how to computer program.

Codeup, a company under Geekdom, is expanding its 12 week profitable program to a free weekend program for high school teens.  From 1-3 p.m. on Saturdays high schoolers can participate in Codeup Teens– a workshop where teens will learn how to program computers. The first class begins on June 28, 2014, and depending on its success, the program may be expanded.

Codeup Teens aims to increase computer literacy rates and to expose youth to potential career paths. The idea behind Codeup Teens was derived from seeing the popularity of the School’s Out Hackathon.  These free classes are a way for Codeup to give back to the community.  Laptops will be provided for work onsite.

Beginners will be acquainted with MIT’s Scratch, an online drag and drop program that teaches programming fundamentals. Students with some programming experience will get to learn how to operate JavaScript.

Codeup’s for-profit program is still available to the public. This programming boot camp covers Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, and JavaScript, and industry professionals visit classes periodically. Graduates of this program are guaranteed a job by Codeup, who will refund individuals half of their tuition if they are unable to find a job after six months.  The next available boot camp starts on August 8, 2014.  Tuition for the boot camp is $9,875.

Read more about this story on The Rivard Report.
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Story submitted by Sean Walker, COSA Ambassador