This article was written by the Albuquerque Journal about the Cultivating Coders program funded by the LANL Foundation as part of the K-12 Programming initiative.
ABQ startup launches free coding summer camps
Albuquerque Journal | By Kevin Robinson-Avila / Journal Staff Writer | Monday, June 12, 2017
Dozens of high school students are attending crash courses in computer coding for free this summer in Albuquerque, Shiprock and Española.
Albuquerque startup Cultivating Coders launched three separate programs on Monday for 57 students from high schools in various underserved communities, offering participants intensive training in web and software development. That includes 21 students from high schools in Albuquerque, 24 Navajo youth in Shiprock, and 12 students at Northern New Mexico College in Espanola.
The boot camps mark the start of a new, long-term project by Cultivating Coders, which launched in December 2015 to offer eight-week training courses in computer programming for adults through mobile classes taught directly in under-served rural and urban areas. The company continues to grow its fee-based program here and elsewhere, with new boot camps planned for California and Washington.