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July 2, 2016
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An outreach regarding the Great Arizona Code Challenge

Calling all teachers, educators, parents, community members, and more! 

Get ready for The Great AZ Code Challenge 2.0 that will be held on July 22-23 this year.  It is an MIT Enterprise Forum sponsored local event.

This inaugural event last July was the second biggest hackathon in AZ history, with 120 kids, and well over 400 people at the closing ceremony.  Here is a link to a short video of the hackathon last year as a reminder of how impactful this event was.

It was created with the thought that culture is defined by what we celebrate.  This hackathon is meant to get kids excited about coding/programming, technology, and entrepreneurism.  You have seen firsthand the enthusiasm that kids in the Bay Area have towards tech— we want our kids to be just as eager to get involved in the tech scene.

Official marketing just launched last week, but we have already had over 100 kids register for this year’s event, and expect to be sold out with 200 kids participating and hundreds more people at the closing ceremony.

We would love to get you involved in this year’s event.

  • First, we want to get as many kids as possible to participate in force, the registration page is live here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-great-arizona-code-challenge-tickets-16944945789
  • Second, we need volunteers! We are recruiting adult mentors/helpers to volunteer at the event – there may well be people that you know that would enjoy this opportunity to give back. Technical or not, our volunteers have a great time working with the future tech talent of AZ. Here’s the registration page: https://azcodechallengevolunteer.splashthat.com/

Whether you’re a kid interested in participating or would like to volunteer, we are reaching out to you! Sign up to register or volunteer today!

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