Hacker Fund is partnering with StudentRND to power CodeDay with mentors nationwide.
CodeDay is a 24-hour event that is designed to inspire students to fall in love with coding. This is the flagship event of StudentRND, a 501(c)(3) public charity that has scaled to 24 cities across the United States.
Hacker Fund is powering 7 of 24 cities for the upcoming CodeDay on May 21-22nd, 2016.
This partnership allows Hacker Fund to serve nearly 2,500 students in one weekend with a diverse group of technical mentors. In 2015, 57% of the mentors were working professionals (including freelancers and employees from Google, SpaceX, Snapchat, Microsoft, Apple, Linkedin, Tinder, Uber, among others); meanwhile, 43% were college/graduate students (including UC Berkeley, Stanford, Caltech, UCLA, Columbia, University of Washington, Carnegie Mellon University, among others nationwide).
*Pictured above: Mentor Sean Goodrich teaching unity to students in a workshop he created.
According to StudentRND, "half of CodeDay attendees have no prior coding experience, but over 80% are still programming three months later. Because so many attendees had no prior interest, 40% of students who attend CodeDay are female and 28% are African-American or Hispanic — more than double the industry average."
Hacker Fund is now recruiting and training mentors in preparation for CodeDay 2016.
*Pictured above: Mentor Niv Jayasekar teaching how web apps work to a high school student.
CodeDay is currently in the following cities:
Click here to register as an attendee.
*Pictured above: Mentor Ankush Dharkar teaching an Intro to Web Dev workshop to students at CodeDay LA.
If you are interested in supporting CodeDay in one of the cities listed above by mentoring with Hacker Fund, please click here to apply.