DESIGN A STARTUP IN A DAY RETURNS!
After two successful workshops last Fall, All Star Code’s Design a Startup in a Day returns with a November workshop at Google and a December workshop at General Assembly! Applications are now LIVE on our website. We’re excited to share another fun-filled, educational experience with a new group of high school aged young men of color, and we look forward to reuniting with some familiar faces and hosting several new friends from our ASC ecosystem. Here are three ways in which you can help us get the word out:
- Forward this e-mail to anyone you think may be interested
- Share the news on social media #AllStarCode
- Request a printed flyer to post in your school, office, or community
ALL STAR CODE’S SUMMER INTENSIVE METRICS
The 2014 Summer Intensive was a great success. The data from our post-Intensive surveys only confirms the great impact ASC had on the first cohort of students.
- 100% of All Star Coders self-identified as “hackers” by summer’s end
- 95% of ASC alums say they are now strongly considering a career in Computer Science
– The number of languages All Star Coders reported being exposed to and using grew from 9 to 20 by program’s end
As Luis Dominguez, 2014 All Star Coder, shared, “I would have been much more reluctant to pursue tech if I hadn’t done All Star Code. ASC has brightened my opportunities for the future.”
THE YOUNG HACKERS
A key component to ASC’s programming is producing students who go on to create their own business models and projects. Two of our All Stars, Austin and Mamadou, have already launched The Young Hackers: an organization dedicated to connecting and empowering young hackers everywhere. Organizations such as Code Day, DroidCon, Teen Tech, and Stony Brook’s Unhackathon have already approached them for assistance. Congrats All Stars!
CODE.ORG STUDENT OF THE WEEK
Another one of our All Stars has been featured as code.org’s Student of the Week! Djassi Julien is the second ASC student to be featured by code.org. Check out his full article HERE.
Looking back: On September 11th, All Star Code’s Founder and President, Christina Lewis Halpern, participated as a panelist in The Atlantic’s Technologies in Education forum in Washington, DC. The panel discussion centered around preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs. The panel included Tracy Gray, Managing Researcher at the American Institutes for Research, Kwame Simmons, Principal of Kramer Middle School, and Anne Wintroub, Director of Sustainability and Citizenship for AT&T.
Looking ahead: All Star Code is proud to be a community partner at Digital Undivided’s Focus100, “the most diverse tech conference on the planet”. Come swing by our table next month and say Hello! On October 4th, ASC Founder and President Christina Lewis Halpern will also be one of four judges at the 11 am FOCUS Fellow PITCH Session. You can check out the full Focus100 schedule HERE.
Christina was recently interviewed by The Feast about All Star Code’s partnership with GLG. Check out the full interview HERE.
From our first workshop to our latest fundraiser, enjoy the brand new Photo Galleries on our website.
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