Uplifting Future Leaders through Code Camps
This summer, a Young Women in Tech code camp was held in Columbus, Ohio, for members of the Bhutanese–Nepali refugee community. More than a dozen experts in technology volunteered to teach girls ages 13 to 17 about career options within technology, including computer programming, accessibility, user-centered design processes, cyber security, photo editing, software development, and desktop management. The training was supplemented by college admissions officers providing education guidance and a course on resume building, and the entire camp was sponsored by a local community college and local businesses. If you're interested in getting involved, come learn about starting a similar supplemental training opportunity. Sarala Pandey will show you how to organize a code camp locally, from securing financial support and facilities for training to soliciting volunteer teachers in technology. Learn how you can help uplift the next generation of leaders!