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WeTeach_CS Announces New CS Collaborative with Youth Code Jam

On January 25, 2017, UT-Austin announced that WeTeach_CS had received a $5 million grant from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to provide professional development to computer science teachers around the state and to help increase the numbers of certified CS teachers in Texas. This is not the first time TEA has given support to WeTeach_CS. […]

By |January 30th, 2017|Latest News, Teacher Professional Development|0 Comments

Taking the Hour of Code Home

Many schools are participating in the Hour of Code this week, but #CSEdWeek lasts all week long. So how do you extend the learning at home…especially if parents don’t know how to code? San Antonio’s Youth Code Jam founding executive director, Debi Pfitzenmaier, has some ideas. “We play around with a lot of programs to […]

By |December 5th, 2016|Latest News, Resources|0 Comments

Camperships! Camp scholarships for low income students

We are very excited to announce camp scholarships for low income students and girls for Youth Code Jam camps, courtesy of Rackspace and Conceptual Mindworks. Both great companies; both vested in programming education for kids; both fabulous partners in our mission.

If you are interested, just sign up for a camp…follow the instructions for applying for […]

By |May 24th, 2016|Camp, Latest News|2 Comments

Youth Code Jam is an SA2020 partner!

Youth Code Jam is delighted to be joining the ranks as an SA2020 partner and even more excited that our May 14 jam for teens with high functioning autism and Asperger’s has been certified awesome by the San Antonio initiative.

 

 

By |March 31st, 2016|Latest News|0 Comments

Youth Code Jam recognized by The White House

 

Youth Code Jam was included in an announcement by President Barack Obama as part of his #CSForAll initiative at the end of January, recognizing the San Antonio nonprofit’s commitment to reach at least 1,000 students with the opportunity to learn to code.

In his final State of the Union address earlier this month, President Obama put […]

By |March 31st, 2016|Latest News|0 Comments

Calling all Makers

Got an itch to make something cool? Head out this weekend to the San Antonio Maker Faire at the downtown public library. It’s San Antonio’s largest Do It Yourself festival! Youth Code Jam will be there teaching Scratch and all kinds of cool unplugged activities. Stop by and find out more about our programs and […]

By |March 23rd, 2016|Latest News, Resources|0 Comments

Did somebody say FREE programming camp?

St. Mary’s University has a summer camp for middle school and high school students who are interested in engineering. The Pre-Engineering Robotics and Java Programming Summer Program is a special two-week summer program designed to give middle school and high school students with an interest in science and engineering an opportunity to explore engineering […]

By |February 24th, 2016|Latest News|0 Comments

A ton of learn to code resources

Resources: Learn to Code

There are so many great resources out there that can teach you how to move beyond consuming what somebody else made to creating your own, cool stuff. In this curated list, you’ll find some of our favorite websites that teach programming (mostly free!), as well as summer camps, school-based clubs, coding bootcamps […]

By |December 9th, 2015|Latest News, Resources|0 Comments

It’s getting Code in here…

Hey, ya’ll  – it’s that time of year again. Time for Computer Science Week starting December 7. That means, it’s time for the Hour of Code. And here’s what you want to do: try learning code for just one hour. Really – it’s just not that hard no matter how old or young you are. The […]

By |December 4th, 2015|Latest News|0 Comments

Youth Code Jam named SA2020 Partner

We’re excited to announce that Youth Code Jam has been named an SA2020 Partner. What does that mean? According to SA2020, partners are the foundation of our community’s progress – they work every day to make our city better, change people’s lives, and move us closer to reaching the community vision.

We’re working hard behind the […]

By |November 24th, 2015|Code Jam 2015, Latest News|0 Comments