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AIM reaches out to teach Nebraska, western Iowa kids how to code

Omaha February 5, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

AIM, a non-profit that promotes using technology to empower people, is offering a new educational program that teaches kids to code. AIM CoderDojo classes will soon be available in Omaha, Kearney, Neb. and Council Bluffs, Iowa. The program uses volunteer mentors to teach free, open source coding classes to young people. Classes for kids ages 8-12 include Scratch, a computer animation program—taught in Council Bluffs and Kearney—and Raspberry Pi, taught in Omaha. Kids ages 13-17 can learn HTML, Java, Ruby and more in Omaha, or a special version of Minecraft in Kearney. AIM CoderDojo emphasizes open source, free software with a global network of members and volunteers who make development and learning to code a fun, sociable and enlightening experience. — Source: AIM


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