Google and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) are coming together for Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), December 4-10 to host two Code as a Second Language (CSL) Bootcamps featuring CS First in Los Angeles and Miami! Get involved online and social media with Google and HHF during CSEdWeek using #CSEdWeek and #CSFirst.
CSEdWeek is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. You can learn more at csedweek.org. The CS First curriculum introduces students to computer science and the programming language Scratch. Students will participate in the new CS First activity “Create your own Google logo” to bring their ideas to life using code!
Although there will be a need to fill nearly two million tech jobs by the next five years, Code.org has stated that nearly 90 percent of schools in the U.S. do not teach coding. Join us during #CSEdWeek and be a part of the worldwide involvement in computer science.
HHF is also launching a digital campaign, challenging everyone to join us in creating your very own Google logo! Visit here for more information on how to create your own logo(s). During #CSEdWeek, share your logo with us on social media using #CSFirst on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and tagging HHF. Some logos will be shared on HHF’s social platforms.
Google has been a supporter of HHF since 2013. Google and HHF first introduced students to computer programming at our CSL Jam at the Boyle Heights Technology Youth Center and went on to host 8 CS First Clubs together in 2014-2015 in Chicago, Austin, Washington, D.C., NYC, San Jose, Los Angeles, Miami, and Atlanta.
“Computer science can help youth build the skills necessary for success in school, workforce and in life,” said Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of HHF. “Beyond preparing Latino youth for jobs in the tech industry, which America desperately needs, we also want to promote creativity, innovative thinking, problem-solving, and how to work with others to solve issues. We applaud Google’s leadership and shared vision in this space.”
The CSL Bootcamps featuring CS First will take place in Los Angeles on December 8th at South East High School and in Miami at SLAM Middle School.