Sponsor Resources

Intertech Resources

Intertech is proud to be a supporter of the Technovation[MN] initiative! Feel free to download and use any of the eBooks and tutorials from the resource page linked above put together for participants of Technovation[MN]. You’ll find materials on Android, Scrum, C+, iOS, Java, Mobile, .Net and much more.

Local Resources

Code Savvy

Code Savvy is a not-for-profit organization inspiring kids and teens to become code-savvy, that is, to understand the kind of creative thinking that goes into coding, and to try out programming computers and devices. Code Savvy is determined to bring more diversity — gender and ethnic diversity — to computer science; Creative problem-solving relies on diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

CoderDojoTC

CoderDojo is a global movement about providing free and open learning to youth, with an emphasis on computer programming. The Twin Cities chapter was founded to bring this movement to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area, inspire other chapters, and partner with other organizations to better introduce kids to coding.

CoderDojo Twin Cities welcomes all interested kids ages 8 to 17 and will work proactively to eliminate gender and socioeconomic barriers to computer science by providing a no-cost way for young people to experience programming early—and have fun doing it!

Girls in Tech

‘Girls in Tech’ (GIT) is a global organization focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of influential women in technology. As women with the capacity to inspire and lead, it’s our desire to sustain an organization that focuses on the promotion, growth and success of entrepreneurial and innovative women in the technology space.

Minne*

minne✱ exists to bring together Minnesota’s technology community. Our goal is to promote connections that help our community learn from each other, build their businesses, and start new entrepreneurial ventures. We aim to bridge the gap between software developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and investors.

TECH{dot}MN

A passionate group of technology enthusiasts on a mission to serve Minnesota’s high tech ecosystem and the early stage ventures within it. Through a mix of unique audio / video features and written word, we create original Minnesota high tech news and curate relevant local news from outside sources.

Minnesota High Tech Association

MHTA, or the Minnesota High Tech Association, is an innovation and technology association united in fueling Minnesota’s prosperity. We help bring together the people of Minnesota’s technology ecosystem and lead the charge in directing technology issues to Minnesota’s state capitol and the local affiliate for our global partner, TECNA.

National Resources

Black Girls Code

Provides young and pre-teen girls of color opportunities to learn in-demand skills in technology and computer programming at a time when they are naturally thinking about what they want to be when they grow up.

Code.org

Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer programming. We believe computer science should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.

Codecademy

At Codecademy, you can take lessons on writing simple commands in JavaScript, HTML and CSS, Python and Ruby.

DeVry Bootcamp: Website Development Learning Center

Lists resources for different parts of the coding process including front-end HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as well as complex back-end concepts like Python and SQL.

Girl Develop It

Empowering women of diverse backgrounds from around the world to learn how to develop software.

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code, geared specifically toward 13- to 17-year-old girls, pairs instruction and mentorship to “educate, inspire and equip” students to pursue their engineering and tech dreams. “Today, just 3.6% of Fortune 500 companies are led by women, and less than 10% of venture capital-backed companies have female founders. Yet females use the internet 17% more than their male counterparts,” the website notes.

The Computer Clubhouse

The Computer Clubhouse mission is to provide a creative and safe out-of-school learning environment where young people from underserved communities work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop new skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology.

Udacity

Stanford University’s Udacity is one of many sites that make college courses—including Introduction to Computer Science—available online for free. (See our post on free online courses for more ideas.)

Vodien: Computer and STEM Careers for Kids