LaunchCode and The Idea Center at Miami Dade College to Offer Harvard-Based Computer Science Class

May 14, 2015

8:00 pm

Non-profit LaunchCode and The Idea Center at Miami Dade College have partnered to offer the introductory computer science course CS50xMiami to the Miami community following the Harvard and edX class’s success as a pilot program. LaunchCode co-founder Jim McKelvey announced that the class will kick off with an event on May 22  at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson campus.

CS50xMiami is a live version of CS50x, Harvard’s introductory computer science class offered through edX, a massive open online course (MOOC) platform. The class prepares students for careers in technology through LaunchCode apprenticeships. The 16-week course requires no prior programming experience and gives students a solid foundation with which to pursue a career in computer programming.

Career Source South Florida and other generous sponsors are working to provide scholarships for CS50xMiami students–in order to participate, students should register as soon as possible and complete the assessment portion of the application.

Students can register at www.launchcode.org/cs50xmiami. The application deadline is May 29th. LaunchCode first offered a live CS50x class in St. Louis in the spring of 2014. Both LaunchCode and The Idea Center at MDC are supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Image Credit: Flickr/ George Southern

 

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Camila has been heavily active in South Florida’s tech startup community, where she is a co-host of a local radio show called pFunkcast. Camila previously worked at Greenpeace International and the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in various communication roles. A proud Brazilian who spent most of he life in Peru, she is passionate about traveling and documentaries.

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