White House Fact Sheet: New Commitments to Support Computer Science Education

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Fact Sheet: New Commitments to Support Computer Science Education

I’m proud to join the students, teachers, businesses, and non-profit organizations taking big new steps to support computer science in America’s schools. Learning these skills isn’t just important for your future – it’s important for our country’s future. If we want America to stay on the cutting edge, we need young Americans like you to master the tools and technology that will change the way we do just about everything.”

-- President Obama, December 2013, on Computer Science Education Week

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Hackathon empowers youth to transform NOLA into their own Silicon Valley

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A Black Mark Zuckerberg? Hackathon empowers youth to transform NOLA into their own Silicon Valley

Tired of waiting for Silicon Valley tech companies to design solutions for their neighborhoods, New Orleans youth will unite with technologists and innovators to create their own during #YesWeCode Hackathon.

Jun. 17, 2014 - NEW ORLEANS -- More than 50 13-20 year olds and 200 technologists are anticipated to participate in the #YesWeCode Hackathon taking place on July 3rd - July 6th, 2014 at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center hosted by Qeyno Labs and Rebuild The Dream. In this all inclusive hackathon, youth will pair with technologists, developers, designers and community leaders to focus on building apps centered around education, environmental sustainability, restorative justice, music/entertainment and health/wellness.
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