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May 11, 2019
12PM - 5PM
680 Folsom St 145
San Francisco, CA 94107 US
Co-founded by two high school students at Richmond, richmondCodes is an organization based in Richmond, California that organizes FREE one-day-coding workshops, classes, and digital activities throughout underserved communities, primarily to low-income school districts, with the goal to diversify the tech industry and take part in solving the Silicon Valley problem.
By the end of a workshop students will be able to understand the basic fundamentals of HTML, and CSS to create a simple webpage. Our curriculum is tailored for both high school and middle school students.
The market is shifting. By 2030, AI is expected to replace over 800 million jobs. Our goal is to replace these jobs with underrepresented and low-income students thus each workshop will feature a presentation on Artificial Intelligence.
Each workshop will feature at least one guest speaker from a tech company with a background in CS.
Students will create small web pages for businesses of their choice as a part of the end goal in each workshop. While creating the web pages, a presenter will teach the students about marketing strategies to increase customer interaction.
"An education in tech is as significant as ever. With Artificial Intelligence generating over 2.3 million jobs within the next 2 years, we are going to see massive changes in our markets, which will impact our global economy and workforce. And the world demands programmers from underrepresented backgrounds. The social inequality gap in Silicon Valley is already huge and will continue to widen if we don't take make changes in our educational system. Our mission is to introduce students to AI and Computer science, in general, to better assist the underserved population of our global community."
"I believe richmondCodes is a great opportunity for students to expand their knowledge of Computer Science and build relationships with professionals in the tech and business industry. There will be about one million new tech jobs by 2020, it's essential that we fill those with underrepresented groups of students. With the rise of artificial intelligence, it is important that we familiarize our students with it."
"We all thought of richmondCodes while Shreejal introduced us to his friends Preston and Kyler through Skype when we were at UChicago, studying courses at the Summer Session. Though I want to get into Law, I have always been an advocate for an equitable education, especially in the tech industry. We want the richmondCodes initiative to inspire the next Sandberg's, Benioff's, and Mayer's. As the social inequality in the tech industry widens, we believe that the time to make an impact is NOW. richmondCodes hopes to expand and bridge underrepresented working-class students with Computer Science. This is our first step in making it happen."
"Having grown up around a low-income community, I know how important education is needed for advancement. Only 40% of all schools in the United States teach Computer Science and this becomes a problem especially for working-class families. It is essential that children in low economic areas feel as if they have the opportunity to advance. If there is one thing that this country is known for, it is equality in opportunity, there should be no reason for having children being left behind due to their economic upbringing. Here at RichmondCodes, we work to accelerate the learning of these children to grant them the equality and equity in the opportunity that they deserve."
"Having a family whose work is related to CS made me witness the magic of modern-day technology at a young age. But for me what is concerning is that the education in tech is not equitable. It is imperative that we extend the vast opportunities of the technology sector to the new generation who will become future leaders. The work that richmondCodes does bridges underserved students with resources in Computer Science. We provide an education that will inspire and kindle the passion required to set them on a path of success. We are creating the future."
"Coming from a family of a lower socio-economic background, I've recognized the importance of technology and its ability to break through societal barriers. It's imperative that in an evolving world with technology at its center, we give all students an introduction to programming and access to lessons that will challenge and cultivate their creative and intellectual skills."