DevCamp4Kids: Free Education is a great invest in our Children
This post originally appeared on blog.up.co
It actually took us weeks to figure out a way to organise a great event for the kids. We were desperate to find attractive hardware equipment as well as the right location to meet our expectations. And of course there had to be enough kids to take part at the event. In the end however, it all worked out. We gathered enough money to buy great equipment like Lego Mindstorms, our co-workingspace Startplatz in Cologne offered us a huge room for 50 kids and we could even find a caterer to provide some snacks. Once we had everything organised, we finally held the first workshop. And it was awesome. We named it DevCamp4Kids and the kids totally loved it. The parents loved it. And we loved it. It was a great experience for the kids to learn more about programming and coding. We had a great team of 15 volunteers supporting the kids with all their questions. All the struggle was absolutely worth it.
When the second DevCamp4Kids followed, it was even better than the first one. From that point on we knew, that we have to start making these events on a regular basis. We love working with the kids and believe that it will have at least some impact on their lives. Trying to offer those workshops entirely free during our normal work is a major challenge though. We were lucky enough to have some supporters, but Wombat Software covered most of the expenses so far.
- We want to make coding a part of the education of today’s kids
- The workshops will be free for everyone
To ensure the quality of the workshops we need your support!
Please visit our website at www.devcamp4kids.org and sign up your kids for this great event. Invite everyone with kids between the age of 10 to 14 and also we would greatly appreciate a small donation to ensure these awesome free workshops!
Stay in contact with us at the Start Up Weekend Education and we would love to share our stories with you!
Your team from Wombat Software!