Start a Code Camp, Change the World
Change begins at home. Last summer, a Young Women in Tech code camp was held in Columbus, Ohio, for members of the Bhutanese-Nepali refugee community. More than a dozen experts in technology volunteered to teach girls ages 13 to 17 about computer programming, accessibility, user-centered design processes, cyber security, Photoshop, software development, and desktop management. The volunteers taught the girls about the extensive career options within technology, with each volunteer focusing on their respective area of expertise, and college admissions officers also provided education guidance and a course on resume-building. The entire camp was sponsored by a local community college, with financial support for meals, equipment, and clothing provided by local businesses. The knowledge these girls gained will have benefits that reach far beyond their local communities. Do you want to help make a similar impact? Sarala Pandey and her daughter Ashtha will show you how to organize a code camp, including securing facilities for training, gaining financial support, and soliciting volunteer teachers. Come learn how to uplift the next generation of leaders.