Go ahead…teach yourself to code. There are so many resources – many free – to lead you in the right direction. So many, we can’t even begin to name them all. But here are some of our favorites:

Online Resources: Learn to Code

scratch.mit.edu

madewithcode.com

goggles.webmaker.org/

code.org

gamestarmechanic.com

twolivesleft.com/CargoBot/

tynker.com/hour-of-code/

kodugamelab.com/about

gethopscotch.com/

codecombat.com/

jsdares.com/

puzzleschool.com/puzzles/code

appinventor.mit.edu

kodable.com/

light-bot.com/

thimble.webmaker.org/

codecademy.com/

kidsruby.com/

codeavengers.com/

w3schools.com/

codeschool.com

playcodemonkey.com

codekingdoms.com

Games and toys:

Robot Turtle

Sphero

Sunfounder Arduino Kit

Codrone

Finch Robots

BitsBox

San Antonio On-the-Ground Resources: Coding to College and Real World Jobs

School-based

CyberPatriots (high school cybersecurity competition)

CyberStar (middle school cybersecurity competition)

SA Best Robotics

AlamoFIRST Robotics

After School Coding Clubs (don’t have one at your school? Get one started! Youth Code Jam can help!)

UIL (computer science competition)

 

Community-based

San Antonio Youth Code Jam (elementary through high school)

Schools Out Hackathon (middle to high school)

Geekbus (mobile maker space)

 

Summer Programming Camps

Youth Code Jam

Hallmark University Summer Intensive

UTSA

St. Mary’s University

IdTech

Alamo Colleges Cyber Defenders Camp

 

Bootcamps for Certifications

codeup.com

opencloudacademy.rackspace.com

 

Community College Programs

Alamo Colleges

 

Two- to Four-Year Degrees

UTSA Institute for Cybersecurity

Hallmark University

St. Mary’s University

Our Lady of the Lake

Trinity

University of the Incarnate Word