About KodeConnect

KodeConnect is a collaboration of educators, techies, subject matter experts, and community activists eager to bridge the tech gap in our communities. Kids exposed to these areas are more likely be on a level playing field as they advance to high school. Subjects include:

  • computer programming (coding)

  • robotics

  • and other areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

According to the Department of Labor statistics there will be 1 million open jobs by 2020. We need to prepare our kids to compete in this ever-changing industry.

We focus on giving all kids the tools they need to succeed. If you'd like to volunteer or donate, we welcome your help.


Why KodeConnect?

My name is Eval, and I’ve worked in the software industry for over 20 years. It's no secret there's a lack of diversity, especially when it comes to women and minorities. KodeConnect provides all children with affordable and fun ways to learn about computer programming and technology.

As a father of two, I wanted to give my kids exposure to technology at a young age.  My daughter was 7 when she went to her first computer summer camp. On the last day of camp, kids showed their work to parents and loved ones. I looked at my daughter beaming with pride and excitement. She had us gather around while she walked through the programs she created, smiling at each successful demonstration.  I was so proud! I looked locally for more programs because I did not want her to travel far. I was shocked to find almost none in her age range and those few were expensive.

We want to get kids excited about programming. We work with teachers and engineers to bring that excitement to classrooms. KodeConnect partners with community programs doing STEM with later ages to create a path for people of different backgrounds in the future tech space.

  “At the younger ages, kids learn more easily and they don’t have any preconceptions about what is for who or I’m not good at this or this isn’t meant for me,”   -Hadi Partovi

“At the younger ages, kids learn more easily and they don’t have any preconceptions about what is for who or I’m not good at this or this isn’t meant for me,”  -Hadi Partovi