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Kids + Programming == Winning (Bozeman + Hangouts)

At Big Sky DevCon this year Rob Irizarry announced his initiative of getting 500 Montana kids programming this year. Soon after he partnered up with some great folks from around the state and decided to double that to 1000 kids. For the August meetup, Rob is going to talk through the specific goals of his initiative, where we stand today, and most importantly how Montana Programmers can be a part.

This is a great opportunity for us to strengthen and support our community. Many people have asked me about this very topic. I hope you'll join us in sharing the amazing realm of geekdom that we all know and love.

A couple primer links to get you thinking on the topic (feel free to share more in the comments below):

• http://www.code.org/stats

• http://confreaks.com/videos/637-gogaruco2011-kidsruby-think-of-the-children

• http://www.codehs.com

Update: I've created a Google+ Event where we will hold the Hangout https://plus.google.com/events/c61qr9u6pv4i96cmffu2l42boa0

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  • Josh A.

    On hangout

    August 15, 2013

  • Brittney S.

    Sorry I won't be able to attend, I will be on vacation.

    August 15, 2013

  • Doug W.

    I need to get up to speed for teaching a K-5 class.

    August 13, 2013

  • Jeremy B.

    Via Hangout

    August 13, 2013

  • Harold

    Llwellyn Falco and Lynn Langit have developed a program that's been used around the world with amazing success - http://www.teachingkidsprogramming.com/ - applies lessons from the agile software development world. Llwellyn Falco is one of the best technical development voices in the agile software world with deep understanding of refactoring practices, pair programming, and test driven development.

    August 12, 2013

  • Ryan S.

    wish I could make it, but have something else going on.

    August 9, 2013

  • Rob L.

    Google+ Event created https://plus.google.com/events/c61qr9u6pv4i96cmffu2l42boa0 this will be where the Hangout is held during the meetup.

    3 · August 9, 2013

  • Brandon S.

    Rob, I will be out of town but I would love to be there if we can in fact do a remote.

    August 7, 2013

  • Rob L.

    I'll see what I can put together for a hangout.

    2 · August 7, 2013

  • Bob C.

    If I can remotely.

    August 7, 2013

  • Bob C.

    Echoing the request that you use Skype or a google hangout to broadcast to all the folks not in Bozeman! Can I help??

    August 7, 2013

  • Josh A.

    I am very interested in getting the UM computer science club and local developers involved with schools here in Missoula. I am unable to make it to Bozeman but would be interested in a google hangout or conference call if possible.

    August 7, 2013

  • Doug O.

    Same question and support for a possible remote hangout as Jaylene. I am definitely in on this too but not sure if I can jet down there for the meeting.

    August 7, 2013

  • Jaylene N.

    Is there any possibility of my getting Skyped/Google hangout'ed in? I'd love to attend, but can't make it over to Bozeman that day. We spent part of our summer teaching some Python to middle school kids, so I'm very interested in helping out with this awesome project!

    1 · August 7, 2013

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