Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sponsoring Teen Tech Camp in Durham, NC

The Python Software Foundation is happy to support an upcoming event in the Durham, NC area: Teen Tech Camp 2013! At the end of May, the board voted in favor of a $2000 grant to support the event that will use Python and the Raspberry Pi to teach local teens the joy of programming. For more information, see organizer Julia Elman's announcement, included below.

Local Teens Learn Computer Programming Using Raspberry Pi Microcomputers
Durham, NC – Refresh the Triangle is proud to announce Teen Tech Camp 2013, a one-day event to teach computer programming to area youth. The camp is the second to be hosted by Refresh the Triangle, in partnership with Durham County Library.
This year, students will learn basic Python computer programming concepts through the use of interactive curriculum with a Raspberry Pi, a pocket sized PC developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of promoting the teaching of basic computer science in schools.
Along with generous community volunteer support, a grant from the Python Software Foundation has made it so that each of the 20 students will receive his or her own Raspberry Pi, books and other materials to help further computer programing education.
Support from the following organizations has also helped to make this event possible: Ayima, Adzerk, Caktus Group, Greenlight Community Broadband, Linux New Media, Splatspace, Triangle Ecycling, TriLUG and TriPython. 
The event will take place Tuesday, August 13, at the Southwest Durham Regional Library (3605 Shannon Rd., Durham, NC 27707) from 10:00AM – 5:00PM.
For more information about the Teen Tech Camp 2013 and/or to schedule interviews, please email me at: