President Obama Officially Recognizes Geeks
WASHINGTON, DC – August 4th, President Obama hosted the first-ever high-tech White House Demo Day focused on inclusive entrepreneurship and recognized a number of organizations throughout the country that are having an impact in this area. Geeks was one of those companies.
- IntraCity Geeks will expand urban coding events. (From www.Whitehouse.gov) — IntraCity Geeks, based in Rhode Island, seeks to increase workplace diversity and reduce income inequality by teaching over 1 million people in urban centers coding and entrepreneurship during the next five years, including through its Junior Bootcamp and Junior Hackathon initiatives for public school students. IntraCity Geeks has already created “Code Night with the Mayor,” during which coding is taught not only to the local mayor, but to as many other people that can fit in City Hall. This fall, in conjunction with the city of Providence, IntraCity Geeks will launch its first city-wide hackathon with middle-school, high-school, collegiate, and adult levels, and will begin replicating the model in cities throughout the country.
Code Night with the Mayor
PROVIDENCE, RI – Monthly, IntraCity Geeks has teamed up with Mayor Elorza to create Code Night with the Mayor. Mayor Elorza has decided to learn how to code and develop websites, and he is inviting YOU and your friends, family and children over 10 to come out and learn with him… for free! A laptop and an RSVP request is required. Space is limited to 100 attendees. This group will meet once per month and you will receive a complimentary online web development course.