Edinburg EDC is proud to be a sponsor for UTRGVs 2016 Club Code Summit, to take place on Saturday, April 16th.
The event is the culmination of several months of learning how to create computer programs through a UTRGV Continuing Education initiative called Club Code UTRGV.
“We are very excited about showcasing the work of these young minds and to build on the enthusiasm that Club Code teachers and students have shared through the implementation phase,” said Jayshree Bhat, director of Continuing Education for UTRGV.
“This gives us hope that the Rio Grande Valley, which has a young population, will be poised to move with technology with the help of these future coders.”
Last fall, 60 elementary and middle school teachers from four area school districts — Edinburg, McAllen, Weslaco and Pharr-San Juan-Alamo – received training from instructors at UTRGV Continuing Education on how to code and establish coding clubs at their respective campuses. Those teachers then created after-school programs where more than 800 students learned to write computer programs to create apps, using free available programming languages like MIT Scratch.
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