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.

 

Club Enters Wonder League Robotics Competition

KodeMakers Club of KodeConnect Inc. is getting close to wrapping up their Fall session by entering and competing in the Wonder League Robotics Competition. This competition allows kids 7-12 to compete all over the world by completing a series of missions by the Wonder League using their Dash & Dot Robots. The club breaks out into smaller groups and these teams work to solve the problems using their Wonder App and their robots. KodeMakers has 3 teams competing. In the 7-9 year old group we have KodeConnect Jedis. Within the 10-12 year old group we have the KodeConnect PSG (Pretty Smart Girls) team and the KodeConnect Avengers. Check out a video submission by the KC Jedis below:

If you are curious about the missions. Take a look here.

Support from the Brockton Library Foundation

We truly appreciate Brockton Library Foundation for the donation of iPads for our kids to use in our upcoming programs! These iPad minis will be used for a number of future programs including our upcoming Kode Makers Club where they will interface with Dash & Dot robots. This is huge for the community and kids!! 

Bob Wychulis of the Brockton Library Foundation and Eval Silvera founder of KodeConnect Inc.

Bob Wychulis of the Brockton Library Foundation and Eval Silvera founder of KodeConnect Inc.