Project CODEt in Kenya!

Project CODEt is happy to announce that it will be supporting the first primary school in Kenya (Kinjo Primary school) to have coding classes! We will be updating our website soon with more information regarding this feat!

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CODEt Day Featured by WTOP News!

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

You’re Invited: CODEt Day!

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!

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Project CODEt featured in Gique’s Interview Series

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.

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Rupali Dhumne, founder of Project CODEt, interviewed for WashingtonExec Tech News

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

Project CODEt Featured on the Fairfax Times

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

Our first success!

Thank you all (both volunteers and students) for visiting our booth at  the Silverbrook ES STEAM night! We were thrilled at how many students (both boys and girls) were interested in Computer science and coding in general! Stay tuned for photos!

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