Chattanooga Public Library, DEV DEV: Summer of Code 2013, Libraries, Presentations

Breaking Down the Wall: Teaching Teens About Technology at the Chattanooga Public Library (With James McNutt of Engage3D)

I had the honor of presenting alongside James McNutt of Engage3D at the Fall Tenn-Share Conference in Nashville, TN on 9/20/13.  It was a great experience!  Here are our slides:

In July 2013, fifty teens gathered on the 2nd Floor of the Chattanooga Public Library for four weeks to learn HTML, CSS, Python, and how to program robots in a program called DEV DEV:<summer />.

It all started with a conversation in May 2013 between the Chattanooga Public Library, AIGA Chattanooga, and Engage 3D. The goal was to develop a technology/coding program for teens ages 12 – 18 that highlighted the importance of living in Chattanooga, one of a few cities in the Western hemisphere connected to a fiber optics network providing high speed gigabit internet access. Over the course of one month, the project quickly came together as a four week long camp developed by the library, Engage 3D, and AIGA Chattanooga with funding made possible by The Benwood Foundation, a private foundation in Chattanooga, Tennessee seeking to stimulate creative and innovative efforts to build and strengthen the Chattanooga community.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
http://devdev.chattlibrary.org
http://engage3d.org
http://teens.chattlibrary.org
http://4thfloor.chattlibrary.org

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Chattanooga Public Library, DEV DEV: Summer of Code 2013, Libraries

DEV DEV

I’m so happy to share this video with you. It was produced by Colt Helton during our DEV DEV Demo Day which occurred on The 2nd Floor of the Chattanooga Public Library on Friday August 2, 2013.

I’ve said a lot about DEV DEV over the past month but I’m gonna say it again: it was an amazing experience not only for the teens, our partners, and the library but for the community.  Many thanks from the bottom of my heart go out to every single person involved in this program. This program was the single greatest experience of my library career.

DEV DEV: Summer of Code 2013, Libraries

DEV DEV THE MOVIE

In July 2013,  fifty teens gathered on the 2nd Floor of the Chattanooga Downtown Library to learn all about HTML, CSS, Python, and robotics.  This is their story. 

For more information, please visit DEV DEV: <summer of code/>