For CodeCamp 2014 Organizers, Every Kid Deserves to Learn to Code

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CodeCamp 2014 is coming up at the end of this month in Vancouver, and it promises kids and teens up to grade 12 the chance to get an introduction into the world of programming and even win some nice prizes.

The free event is being put on by CodeCore Bootcamp, which calls itself Vancouver’s leading coding school, and The Next Big Thing, a startup creating a “powerful network of entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs.”

While the camp is marketing itself to kids, its eventbright page said it is a “best fit for grades 10-12″.

The event takes place at the Hootsuite offices, where camp-goers get to see what it’s like to work at a tech company.

On Day 1 they’ll learn HTML & CSS and build a personal profile web page, while Day 2 will revolve around Ruby, bringing life to their website. Free food and drinks will be provided as well as prizes.

The main prizes include “full scholarships grants” for CodeCore’s Web Application Bootcamps (a $7,500 value), EA Games and a tour of Electronic Arts, “swag” from Hootsuite, and more.

Day one is already sold out on eventbright, except for the option to participate remotely, however spots for day two are still available, so get to the registration page quickly.

Joseph Czikk

Joseph Czikk

Joseph Czikk is Managing Editor at Betakit. Prior to Betakit Joseph wrote for the National Post, Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun, Regina Leader Post, Techvibes and BC Business Online. Joseph often goes crazy on twitter during NHL and NFL games.