Programming is literally and figuratively at the core of everything we do at Hack My Future. Our core belief is that every student deserves the opportunity to receive a quality computer science education, whether in a traditional classroom or untraditional space. We work with schools, community centers, corporations and other entities with a vested interest in increasing access to the technology industry and fixing issues such as the lack of diversity across the industry.
Summer of Code
Every year parents across the country are faced with the dilemma of what to do with their children during the 3 months of summer to keep them engaged in academics while enjoying some downtime from the regular school year.
We have created Summer of Code as a series of geographically diverse events that children and young adults across the Dallas area can experience to get started with learning computer programming.
With partners such as the Dallas Public Library, the University of Texas at Dallas, and Dallas ISD, we aim to create engaging and stimulating activities that get students excited about the world of technology.
In the Spring of 2017 we launched a pilot of our Whiz Kids program in partnership with Dallas ISD as an afterschool coding club in 10 district elementary schools. In addition to learning basic coding skills, students are learning some of the most critical components of computer science including critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork.
Leveraging the Google CS First curriculum, this program allows students to work on projects in a variety of areas such as Storytelling, Friends, Fashion & Design, Art, Social Media, Sports, and Animation.