‘Cultivating Coders’ offers free computer coding camp in Albuquerque


DAVID: WELCOME BACK. A BOOT CAMP THAT BREAKS DOWN AND PROCESSES — AND CROSSES BOUNDARIES. THEY TAKE THE BOOT CAMP TO THE STUDENTS. PREPARING THE NEXT GENERATION OF CODERS TO CREATE A BETTER FUTURE FOR THEMSELVES. TO TALK MORE ABOUT THE WORK THEY DO AND OF RECODING BOOT CAMP IS THE PRESIDENT AND CEO CHARLES ASHLEY, III. WHAT IS CULTIVATING CODERS? FIORE PROJECT-BASED — WE ARE A PROJECT BASED COATING IN COMPUTER SCIENCE. WE TEACH KIDS TO PROGRAM HTML. YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO BUILD WEBSITES AND VIDEO GAMES. DAVID: THAT IS THE CUTTING EDGE OF ANY COOL JOB OUT THERE RIGHT NOW. YES, EVEN IF YOU ARE FREIGHTING COMPANY, HOSPITAL, EVERYONE IS BUILDING SOFTWARE. IF YOU ARE A HOSPITAL — A RESTAURANT, SOMEONE IS BUILDING SOFTWARE. EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE AN I.T. BACKGROUND. DAVID: IT IS A JOB THAT EVERY BUSINESS NEEDS. HOW DOES THIS BEGIN? FOUR YEARS AGO, I WAS TRAVELING THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHWEST, AND YOU REALIZE HOW INADEQUATE SOME OF OUR COMPUTER SCIENCE PROGRAMS ARE IN HIGH SCHOOL. AND WITH THAT, STARTED RESEARCHING SOME OF MY FRIENDS IN PROGRAMMING. I AM NOT AN ENCODER , BUT HAVE A BACKGROUND IN INCOME AND I ASKED THEM, IS THERE A WAY TO BUILD A PROGRAM THAT IS INCLUSIVE AND PARACHUTED TO COMMUNITIES. WE DON’T CHARGE PARTICIPANTS. WE TRIED TO FIND THE FUNDING SOURCES SO PEOPLE CAN TAKE OUR PROGRAMS FOR FREE. DAVID: THAT IS SO BRILLIANT. THIS IS THE PERFECT TIME OF YEAR WHEN THERE ARE A LOT OF GRADUATING SENIORS OUT THERE. BUT DIRECTION DO THEY NEED — WHY IS THIS THE PERFECT TIME? CHARLES: THROUGH A PARTNERSHIP, BETWEEN THE AGES OF 17 AND 29, YOU COULD POSSIBLY QUALIFY TO TAKE HER PROGRAM. IF YOU ARE A GRADUATING SENIOR AND NOT SURE WHAT YOU WANT TO DO, IF YOU HAVE ANY TYPE OF INTEREST IN TECHNOLOGY, OR IF YOU REALLY DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO DO RIGHT NOW, WHICH A LOT OF SENIORS DON’T, THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO TAKE OUR PROGRAM IN SEPTEMBER. IT IS 12 WEEKS IN THE EVENING. WE’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO IS MOTIVATED, COMMITTED TO TAKING ADVANTAGE OF OPPORTUNITIES, COMMITTED TO MAXIMIZING OPPORTUNITIES. THAT IS WHAT OUR OPPORTUNITY IS ABOUT — THAT IS WHAT OUR PROGRAM IS ABOUT. 17 TO 29 FOR THE POSSIBLE FUNDING, BUT THIS IS THE FIRST OPEN TO THE PUBLIC CAMP. HIS CAMP WILL BE TRULY OPENED THIS CAMP — THIS CAMP WILL TRULY BE OPEN TO ANYONE. WE ARE LOOKING TO NOT CHARGE PEOPLE. WE’RE TRYING TO FIND ANY AND ALL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES. THAT IS WHY I URGE PEOPLE TO LOOK AT TECH HIGHER NEW MEXICO TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY FOR THE FUNDING. DAVID: AND THAT CAN OPEN THE DOOR TO SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES. CHARLES: WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO DO IS THE PARTICIPANTS WHO JUST DID NOT MEET THE BAR WE SET, WE HAVE OUR OWN INTERNAL APARNA SHIP PROGRAM — INTERNAL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM. WE DO CONTRACTING WITH THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE AND ARE WORKING WITH CLIENTS FROM CALIFORNIA, SO WE ARE A SOFTWARE SHOP. WE EMPLOY A LOT OF OUR STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT READY FOR THE PLACEMENT YET. WE TRIED TO PROVIDE RESOURCES — WE TRIED A TO PROVIDE RESOURCES — WE TRY TO PROVIDE RESOURCES. YOU CAN GO TO CULTIVATECODERS.COM. YOU CAN FIND US ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM ON COLD OF A CODERS. — INSTAGRAM ON CULTIVATE CODERS.

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