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Introducing Boys and Young Men of Color to Tech

Boys and young men of color remain underrepresented in the information technology sector. BROTHERS CODE seeks to expose these young men to coding and tech career pathways that will continue to be in high demand for the foreseeable future.

BROTHERS CODE 2015

-FREE ADMISSION-

Saturday, December 12 | 8AM-2PM | Merritt College, Oakland

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 3rd Annual Brothers Code event, 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. Additionally, for the first time ever, we will also host a concurrent program for adults! We invite parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, counselors, champions, and any other interested adults to register to and learn how they might support young people to pursue technology pathways.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

8AM: Registration & Breakfast Served

9AM: Welcome

9:20AM-12PM: Tech Workshops

12:00PM-12:30PM: Lunch

12:30PM-12:45PM: Special Address from Congresswoman Barbara Lee, District 13

12:45PM-2:00PM: Community Expo & Computer Science Capacity Building Info Session

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PROGRAMMING OVERVIEW

Student Programming

Students

Who Should Register?
Boys and young men of color | Middle/High School

Students will practice basic computer programming; explore career opportunities and learn about education pathways that can lead to tech careers; investigate how technology to strengthen communities; and network with enthusiastic tech sector professionals.

Adult Programming

Students

Who Should Register?
Parents/Guardians & Student Champions

Parents/Guardians & Student Champions will learn how to support young people to pursue technology pathways while also developing their own tech-skills.

Volunteer Opportunities

Students

Who Should Register?
Technical & Non-Technical Professionals

Volunteers are needed to support with basic technical assistance for youth and adults working through the hour of code units as well as general event logistics such as registration and food set-up.

Additional Resources

Gaining access to tech-pathways has never been easier. Check out these resources and plug in today.

Code.org

Computer Science Education Resource

Bay Area Codes by #YesWeCode

Bay Area tech resources

Khan Academy

Free Personalized Learning Resource

TechPrep by Facebook

Computer Science Education Resource

UNCF HBCU Innovation

National STEM Scholarships & Programs

Telegraph Academy

Adult Tech Training Bootcamp

Rainbow/Push Coalition

Tech Diversity Inclusion Resource

Treehouse

Web Design & Coding Resource

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