Today WebLinc is hosting an Hour of Code with 18 Latino and Latina 8th grade students from local Philadelphia Aspira charter schools. Aspira is a National nonprofit organization devoted solely to the education and leadership development of Puerto Rican and other Latino youth. This event is part of Computer Science Education Week (December 9-15, 2013), an international movement to encourage people of all ages to learn more about coding. Schools in over 165 different countries are participating in the Hour of Code initiative to help students prepare for potential careers in the technology industry.
WebLinc’s front-end developers have happily volunteered to work one on one with students to teach the fundamentals of HTML and CSS. Our employees are excited to show these children why the tech industry is such a great career path to explore. The industry will only continue to grow in demand for good talent, so it’s important that we introduce the profession at a young age. Students will walk away with the ability to understand how web pages are structured and hopefully with a stronger interest in web development!