Like Steve Jobs, we believe that everyone should learn to code. Not only is it a useful skill to know, but it changes the relationship you have with the technologies you use from being a passive consumer to being an active participant.
We love software, and we love coding, and we'd love you to love it, too. We use open source software to teach coding in the community, for minimal cost — we will turn no one away for lack of funds.
We offer after-school workshops and a computer lab for elementary school children to learn and use Scratch, a sprite-based graphical programming environment developed at MIT.
We will be giving shorter evening seminars on topics like “How to Avoid Identity Theft”, and hosting open Question-and-Answer sessions to help you manage your technology better. Got a question about your laptop or “smart phone”? Ask us. If we don't know, we’ll try to find out.
We're taking signups now, and will be setting up our first classes shortly. SIgn up for our mailing list — we will never share your information with anyone — "like" us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter. That way you'll be the first to hear of upcoming workshops and classes.
Bringing good technology education to a city like Fresno is a big job. It takes skills, effort, and resources. What can we use?
We're collecting older, but still-working, computer equipment to set up our technology lab at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
If you have disused computer equipment you can contribute, please contact us: we'll come and pick it up, and either repurpose it or get it safely recycled for you.
Got the chops and want to give something back to your community? Contact us about teaching opportunities.
If it’s software-related, and you’re able to teach it and interested in doing so, we can provide the facilities for you.
Are you part of a business or organization in the Fresno community that sees this kind of a program as something our city could use?
If you're able to lend support to our program and are interested in doing do, please drop us an email or give us a call.