On Thursday, July 21st, Coded By Kids hosted a meet-up at The Yard: Midtown Village for educational technology entrepreneurs to demo their startups for the tech community. The Meetup was an opportunity for local ed tech founders to network with educators and technologists in hopes of exchanging new ideas and sparking innovative conversations.
About Coded by Kids
The Philadelphia-based nonprofit provides free computer science education as well as industry exposure and career mentorship to children ages 5 to 18 in the surrounding Philadelphia community. Their programs include free weekly recreation center classes, school programs and summer camps.
“I love Coded by Kids for so many reasons,” explains CbK’s Program and Development Assistant, Annie Rose Web, who cp-organized the event. “It’s rare to find an organization that walks the walk the way [our organization] does. We’re a diverse group of people in tech trying to increase diversity in tech, and our efforts have real success stories: our students build tech portfolios, start their own development projects, even found their own startups.”
CbK’s Program Support Coordinator, Ross Coley, also helped to organize the event. CbK’s Founder, Sylvester Mobley, also attended the event. To stay updated on future events or to get involved, check out the organization’s Meetup profile. You can also find out more about CbK’s mission on Philly Mag. Shoutout to Cosi and Corner Bakery for catering this amazing event at The Yard!
Danielle Corcione is Founder of The Millennial Freelancer, a compilation of interviews with freelance writers and editors to uncover and overcome the issues affecting the modern freelance world.