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An Hour of Code

hour of code logoToday 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!

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khodgson

WebLinc's Marketing Manager. I have a diverse professional background including sales, account management, client service, fundraising and marketing. Outside of work, I stay busy with friends, family, travel, music, and raising my two cats Sammy and Shelby.

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  1. Jorge Amaya Permalink

    As a strong supporter of Colorado Charter schools & Education Reform, I applaud this community effort. I worked within three public schools of the Philadelphia School District last spring, (in NE Philly, West Philly & N. Philly) and it’s sad how this city’s school district, (and the regular public schools it oversees), has crumbled. I hope WebLinc continues to focus their community involvement with the charter schools.

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