Office of Education
MEDIA ALERT / CALENDAR ITEM
May 17, 2019
For more information:
Dave Schermer, Director of Communications
Computer Coding Event for Girls Coming to Ventura County
Registration Now Open for Students and Mentors
Middle and high school girls from throughout Ventura County will participate in a two-day computer coding event presented by the Ventura County Office of Education on June 21 and 22 in Camarillo. The mission of the second annual Hackathon by the Sea - Girls Edition is to provide a positive environment for girls to use technology. At the event, students will team up to code projects such as games, apps and websites. Students will be guided by professional mentors and projects will be demonstrated and judged at the end of the event. The Hackathon is a fun and engaging way to expose students to the world of computer coding and the many career opportunities available in the field.
WHAT: Hackathon by the Sea – Girls Edition
WHEN: Friday, June 21, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
WHERE: VCOE Conference and Educational Services Center - 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo, CA 93012
The Hackathon is open to all female Ventura County students in grades 7–12. No prior coding experience is required and laptop computers will be provided to participants who need them. The event is free, but only 100 spots are available, so interested students should register now by clicking here. Media coverage of the Hackathon is welcome.
Volunteer Mentors Needed
A team of volunteer mentors is needed to provide support and guidance to the student participants. Technology professionals and college students are encouraged to apply to be mentors by clicking here.
A promotional video of last year’s Hackathon by the Sea - Girls Edition is available here and additional information about the event is at www.hackathonbythesea.com.
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About the Ventura County Office of Education
The Ventura County Office of Education provides a broad array of fiscal, training and technology support services to local school districts, helping to maintain and improve lifelong educational opportunities for children, educators and community members. VCOE also operates schools that serve students with severe disabilities and behavioral issues, provides career education courses, and coordinates countywide academic competitions including Mock Trial and the Ventura County Science Fair. Learn more at: www.vcoe.org.