Rebecca CoderDojo is a Code Savvy initiative in memory of Rebecca Schatz, founder and former executive director of Code Savvy, for her lasting inspiration to encourage all of us, especially kids, to explore technology and be our own innovators. We aim to sustain this inspiration by providing a learning environment for girls to explore coding and become innovators of technology.
In 2016, we held 11 events and served over 300 students, many of which were brand new to coding. At these events, we have classrooms for Scratch (easy-to-use language for making games and animations), AppInventor (for learning how to build Android mobile apps), Arduino (a fun way to learn about electricity and how to build circuits), and Python (a general purpose programming language). In addition, over 100 mentors and coordinators have graciously volunteered to mentor students and run our events!
RebeccaCoderDojo is free, thanks to the friendly and talented mentors volunteer their time and to our partners at Minneapolis Community & Technical College, Clockwork, and the Smaby Family Foundation.