Amazing Showcase Event in Brockton

Amazing night at the Enso Gallery in Downtown Brockton Dec. 9th! This was a chance for the community to see a showcase from kids involved in KodeConnect programs over the past year. The evening started with KodeConnect exhibits from 6 of there programs: 

  • Summer of Coding w/ KodeConnect
  • Electronics and Programming
  • HTML Basics at WB Mason
  • Wonder League Competition
  • KodeMakers Club
  • Web Development Basics

Kids were able to share their experiences and even do live demos of their work. The night moved on to a presentation of KodeConnect and a sharing of experiences from parents and kids. There was also a video highlighting the year in review. 

The night concluded with more networking and raffles that supported the program. Truly a win for the Brockton Community and bringing innovation to our kids.

 

Kode Freeze 2017 Showcase December 9th!!! Don't Miss!

Please join us on Saturday, December 9th from 5pm - 10pm at the Brockton Enso Gallery (50 Center Street) for a celebration and showcase!

Please support taking our children into the world of Technology and preparing them for the future.

  • 5pm - 7:30pm: Exhibit of KodeConnect Programs and Bites

  • 7:30 - Until: Honors, Presentations and more!!!

 

Our junior engineers will be showcasing our programs, so in the spirit of the holidays please wear your ugly sweater.

RSVP HERE

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kode-freeze-2017-kodeconnects-holiday-fundraiser-tickets-39481889394

EVENT SPONSORS

Please reach out to contact@kodeconnect.org or 888-770-CODING (888-770-2634) to learn about partnership and sponsor opportunities!

Methodology: The KodeConnect Approach to Summer Camp

Methodology: The KodeConnect Approach to Summer Camp

This was our first summer coding camp through MIT’s Zero Robotics program. This past 5 plus weeks has been an amazing ride and a reflection on what I imagined a summer camp would be. Our middle schoolers being challenged, our instructors being challenged, but in the end coming away with something we are proud of.

KodeConnect Celebrates Success!!!

What an amazing evening for KodeConnect’s 2nd annual Drinks & Bytes event last Thursday at District Hall! This event was to celebrate that success, but also allow for many of our partners in the Boston area hear stories from parents whose children are in the program. We had networking, games, raffles, drinks, bytes (the kind you consume), and a whole lot of fun.

Approximately 70 participants attended, including software engineers, volunteers, executives, instructors, staff, and people who want to help with our mission.  Money raised that evening will help towards our 2017-2018 programming and give kids the tools to explore the world of coding and other areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

In addition to all the stories being shared, we also announced our first summer camp students placed 1st place in Massachusetts MIT’s ZeroRobotics program and will be competing in the finals against 11 other states next week!

Big thank you to our corporate event sponsors District Hall, Cengage, Mission Possible of LogMeIn, and Cross Culture Ventures!

For those who missed it, you can still contribute at www.kodeconnect.org/donate

2nd Annual Drinks & Bytes Social Fundraiser July27th

July 27th 6pm - 8pm @ District Hall

Eat, Drink and Be Charitable    

KodeConnect’s mission is to expose and engage underserved youth in dynamic STEM learning experiences, inspiring the next generation of problem solvers, collaborators, and innovators.

Throwback Thursday will never be the same! No Cost to attend, but RSVP, Come for a fun, and great evening where we will:

  • Learn about KodeConnect and why we need your help. 
  • Meet the KodeConnect Team.
  • Hear all that we have accomplished this year and what we have planned for the near future!
  • Socialize and meet some great folks who are interested in helping.
  • Win some of our amazing raffle off items and prizes (Sporting events, Spa Day, gift cards, and much more!!)  

#drinksbytes17

PSG Team makes the Robotics Finals!!!

Congrats to team Pretty Smart Girls (PSG) of KodeConnect’s for reaching the finals of the Worldwide Robotics Competition! Not only did the team make the final cut of 30 teams worldwide, (over 5000 teams submitted) but they also placed 1st in Massachusetts for the 9-12 year old bracket!!! The team of 4 girls of Brockton will come together to compete one last time on the final mission for a chance to claim #1 worldwide and win $5000. The deadline to submit is February 24, 2017! To learn more about the competition and results, read about the finalists here! https://blog.makewonder.com/announcing-the-finalists-of-the-2016-2017-wonder-league-robotics-competition-2657e8e9453b#.kbuo9t24y

WB Mason & KodeConnect Team Up!

WB Mason and KodeConnect, Inc. are teaming up to provide kids in Brockton, MA a pivotal opportunity.  WB Mason is the largest privately held office products retailer in the U.S. and has its corporate office in the heart of Brockton.  KodeConnect, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that gives Brockton youth an opportunity to learn about coding and computer programming at an affordable cost.

KodeConnect and WB Mason decided to come together to teach kids ages 11-13 how to develop websites. Classes will be held at the WB Mason headquarters in Brockton, MA.  WB Mason has also graciously agreed to provide the instruction to a class of 10 kids and teach them the fundamentals HTML, CSS, and Javascript. The class will run ten (10) weeks starting February 1st.

 

KodeConnect, Inc and WB Mason are excited about this endeavor as it a great way to give back to a community they call home. This is a huge step in giving kids in the Brockton community easy and affordable access to computer programming and generate interest in technology fields.  Registration and further details on the class can be found at the class page.  

Hidden Figures the movie! Join Us Saturday at 10am!

 

KodeConnect supports great achievements in STEM and believes our children should learn about these achievements. That's why we are proud to have worked with Showcase Cinemas Randolph to have a private screening of Hidden Figures Saturday January 14th at 10am. We encourage parents, guardians to signup and bring your kids to see this amazing movie! This is one of the biggest achievements in NASA’s history. Additionally it was an important breakthrough for women and African Americans in Science and Engineering.


This event is free and open to the first 40 people who signup here.
http://www.kodeconnect.org/hidden-figures-registration

Celebrating Hour of Code w/ George Elementary

This week we had the pleasure of partnering with Brockton's George Elementary School for two days of Hour of Code. We joined the 300 million who have done the hour of code program since its existence. We had approximately 50 coders take part in various activities including kids, parents, and teachers!

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.