This weekend marks the first-ever Youth Code Jam PopUp with a Purpose.

Earlier last month, San Antonio Youth Code Jam accepted applications from teenagers all around the area who have an interest in learning to code. We also accepted applications from nonprofits who were in need of a mobile-responsive website (now that Google has changed their rules). In all, we selected 14 of the top kids, and this weekend, we brought them all together to put their skills to work on behalf of our selected nonprofit – AlamoFIRST Robotics. It’s a great way for them to participate in something meaningful in the community – all while engaging their passion for technology.

Super special thanks to Kori Ashton and her team from WebTegrity who taught these kids everything they needed to know and more.

We also owe a hearty thanks to Councilman Mike Gallagher, Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales, Councilman Alan Warrick, Councilman Ron Nirenberg and Mayor Ivy Taylor for their support in donating funds for us to purchase some laptops. (click on the image below to see our video)

Eat. Sleep. Code. Do Good.

Moving forward, on September 26, we will hold our annual Youth Code Jam, San Antonio’s largest youth coding event, from 1 to 4 pm at ESC Region 20 Conference Center, 1314 Hines. It is free, but you must pre-register. Be sure to get on our email list to receive notice when registration opens. Youth Code Jam is made possible through the generous support of organizations like Rackspace, 80/20 Foundation, Delta Risk, Alamo Information Systems Security Association, Hallmark University and Security Service Federal Credit Union, among others.