BROTHER’S CODE
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017  |  8:00am to 2:00pm

Merritt College, 12500 Campus Dr, Oakland, CA 94619

Brothers Code, an Oakland-based event during Computer Science Education Week, is part of the larger Hour of Code initiative focused on introducing people all across the US to the basics of coding education. During this annual event hosted by The Hidden Genius Project and Kapor Center for Social Impact, boys and young men of color in middle and high school are invited to join us to learn more about the skills and networks that can guide them to exciting opportunities within the tech sector.

Youth participants will:

  • Play with technology while practicing coding and programming skills
  • Explore the vast range of career opportunities within the tech sector
  • Learn about the various education pathways that can lead to participation in the tech sector
  • Investigate the various ways they can leverage technology to strengthen their communities and reach their goals
  • Network with enthusiastic tech sector professionals from a range of backgrounds
Eventbrite - Brothers Code 2017

 

We will also host a concurrent program for adults! Parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, counselors, champions, and any other interested adults are invited to register to participate in their own simultaneous program. The adult sessions will help student advocates learn how they might support young people to pursue technology pathways (and participants will get to practice some of the technology skills as well!).There will also be a session for adult stakeholders to discuss how they might actively support youth entrepreneurs to leverage their skills and ideas to build out their own ventures.