Totally Rad Teen Coding Opportunity

Next Tuesday, August 13th, local teens will learn how to program using Raspberry Pi microcomputers.  If you dont know what these are then you should have heard Taylor Mingos at Paradoxos-The Next talk about these devices.

Sarak Kahn,  Julia Elman, and a few others- wrote a grant to the Python Software Foundation and received funds to provide 20 Raspberry Pis and related materials to 20 students between the ages of 12 and 18.

Interested teens can register here Teen Tech Camp 2013. The camp is the second to be hosted by Refresh the Triangle, in partnership with Durham County Library.

This year, students will learn basic Python computer programming concepts through the use of interactive curriculum with a Raspberry Pi, a pocket sized PC developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of promoting the teaching of basic computer science in schools.

Along with generous community volunteer support, a grant from the Python Software Foundation has made it so that each of the 20 students will receive his or her own Raspberry Pi, books and other materials to help further computer programing education.

Support from the following organizations has also helped to make this event possible: Ayima,AdzerkCaktus GroupGreenlight Community BroadbandLinux New MediaSplatspace,Triangle EcyclingTriLUG and TriPython.

The event will take place Tuesday, August 13, at the Southwest Durham Regional Library (3605 Shannon Rd., Durham, NC 27707) from 10:00AM – 5:00PM.

For more information about the Teen Tech Camp 2013 and/or to schedule interviews, please email me at:


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