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Founded by teen, nonprofit Project CODEt hopes to close gender gap
HERNDON, Va. — Hunched over their computer screens, faces bright with interest, students at Rachel Carson Middle School got a leg up on their computer skills on Saturday at a coding workshop.
“It’s really interesting,” gushed 14-year-old Mahi Nair. “I’ve never really done any coding before, and it’s really cool to learn how to use it with fashion, biology and gaming.”
Nonprofit Project CODEt hosted the workshops. The organization’s founder and CEO, 16-year-old Rupali Dhumne, says she started it because she noticed when she looked around at Thomas Jefferson High School for […] Read more
WHO? Run by the Project CODEt Team!
WHAT? An all-day event emphasizing the topic of CS+X.
WHEN? January 16, 2016 from 12:30 to 6:00 pm.
WHERE? Rachel Carson MS, 13618 McLearen Rd, Herndon, VA 20171
WHY? To further our ultimate goal of encouraging and fostering interest in Computer Science.
All Middle students who are interested in learning about CODEt and CS+X are invited to attend CODEt Day, half-day workshop at Rachel Carson Middle School! Learn about CS + Biology, CS + Fashion, or CS + Gaming, plus attend a speaker session and expo! No previous computer experience is required!
For more information, visit http://www.projectcodet.org/codet-day/
To […] Read more
Meet Giques Rupali Dhumne and Eleni Georgiou
Students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology and Creators of Project CODEt.
Project CODEt is an organization founded by high school students in the Northern Virginia region to encourage and foster an interest in Computer science through activities such as workshops, programs, and other engaging activities.
Read more at gique.me!
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WashingtonExec spoke with Founder and CEO of Project CODEt, Rupali Dhumne.
WashingtonExec: What motivated you to start Project CODEt?
Rupali Dhumne: For the first time, I registered for a computer science course atThomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST). I had no programming experience before and had a completely different ideas about the computer science career. I had taken technology courses in middle school, but was always reluctant to pursue programming because of the lack of gender diversity within the course. I constantly worried about whether I would succeed not only because everyone else in the course already seemed highly […] Read more
Rupali Dhumne, her father and other Project CODEt team members were busy setting up laptops and untangling power cords until the first children trickled into Virginia Run Elementary School’s library at 9:00 a.m. last Saturday.
Greeted by Virginia Run technology specialist Kathy Roberts, the students, who ranged from fourth through sixth grade and some of whom were accompanied by their parents, then signed in and got name tags before taking a seat in front of one of the 18 computers clustered in the middle of the room.
“Does everyone have headphones?” a volunteer asked as the workshop was about to start. “You’re […] Read more
The Silverbrook Workshop on August 12th has now been closed! If you are interested in having your child participate in another workshop at Silverbrook, please fill out the “Request a workshop” form.
If you are interested in having your child participate in another workshop at Silverbrook, please fill out the “Request a workshop” form and we will work with your respective school to find an ideal date for another workshop.
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