Wyncode Partners with Code Fever to Empower Local Youth

May 16, 2014

4:32 pm

Wyncode announced today that it will be aiding Code Fever, a community-driven organization dedicated to training underserved youth coding and entrepreneurial skills. Wyncode, a coding bootcamp based in The LAB Miami, will send its students to support the Code Fever program by visiting and training students at the Overtown Youth Center. 

Code Fever, whose mission is to create thousands of minority startups by teaching students between the ages of 13-21 to code, will work with Wyncode to provide coding skills and entrepreneurial know-how. A 2014 Champions of Change Honoree, Code Fever has implemented several pop-up programs, providing access for all with weekend trainings, demo days, parent trainings and ongoing contests/projects.

“There are many parents out there who don’t realize the opportunity in understanding how to code. There are so many well-paying career opportunities for kids entering the workforce, and programs like Code Fever are helping open the eyes of scores of kids and showing them that there are more options for them than just taking the more traditional routes,” said Juha Mikkola, founder of Wyncode.

This partnership will allow Wyncode students to provide support and training to the youth participating in Code Fever as part of the student curriculum. 

 

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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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