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The Hour of Code Dec 7 - 13, 2015

Posted By Wendy Nkomo, Colorado Technology Association (CTA), Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Hour of Code is coming again!

The Hour of Code movement keeps changing the world. It’s reached every Apple Store worldwide, the White House, 300 partners, and more than 100 million students in 180 countries.

The Hour of Code is a challenge: Try learning to code for just one hour and prove that anybody can learn the basics.

This year can really be a turning point for computer science in our schools — with new tutorials, new prizes, and an ambitious new goal for December 7-13Can you get involved?

Together, we want to reach 100,000 events

I hope you’ll join us to prove anybody can learn, and every young person deserves to learn how to build technology that will impact everything in their future. Every organizer will receive a gift card to iTunes, Amazon or the Windows Store as a thank-you gift.

How can you help?

  • Ask your school to participate
  • Host your own Hour of Code event
  • Or take an hour to learn yourself

Here’s how to get involved

Computer science is foundational for every 21st-century student

Most schools still don’t teach it. We owe it to our children to start with just one hour.

Join us

Hadi Partovi


Tags:  coding  STEM education 

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Colorado Collaboration Conference: Innovation and Inclusivity in STEM

Posted By Wendy Nkomo, Colorado Technology Association (CTA), Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Date:  Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

Library 21C
1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
United States
Phone: 719-290-8933

The Colorado Collaborative for Girls in STEM (CoCoSTEM), National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE), Colorado CTE, Colorado Education Initiative, National Center for Women in IT (NCWIT) and the Women’s Foundation of Colorado invite you to a statewide summit on Innovation and Inclusivity in STEM, from K-12 to careers. Conference sessions will connect participants from different sectors – including K-12 education, technical and higher education, and industry – to others in their region and throughout the State who are interested in increasing participation and success of all students in STEM programs and careers.

Who Should Attend?  K-12 educators and administrators; Technical and Community College educators and administrators; Higher education faculty and administrators; STEM professionals interested in engaging youth and increasing diversity in STEM fields; Counselors and Advisors; etc. 

Click here to register

Tags:  STEM education  Women in Technolgoy 

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Start-up Philanthropy: a One-night Giving Circle

Posted By Wendy Nkomo, Colorado Technology Association (CTA), Monday, December 1, 2014

Join Rose Community Foundation for Start-up Philanthropy: a One-night Giving Circle in celebration of Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving.


December 2, 2014 – One night to…



Invite your partner, date, colleagues, family and friends! Forward this email or share our Facebook invite.


The Details

When: Tuesday, December 2, 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: INDUSTRY, 3001 East Brighton Boulevard, Denver, CO 80216, free parking available onsite.

Dessert will be served.


RSVP by November 30

Your donation is your RSVP. Give through Rose Community Foundation’s secure online donation page. Select Giving Tuesday Giving Circle from the “Please direct my gift to” drop-down menu.


The minimum requested donation is $25. Please give as generously as you can. Consider donating the amount you’d spend on a holiday gift or a night out. 100% of funds donated will go directly to nonprofits you will help select on December 2.


"Join" our Facebook event to let your friends know you're coming and invite them too!


What is Giving Tuesday?

On December 2, 2014, millions of people around the world will be part of #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving back. Last year the world rallied on #GivingTuesday to donate over $20M, nearly doubling the previous year’s effort. The movement continues to grow, and 2014 will likely be the biggest #GivingTuesday yet.


Where will the donations go?

Together, we will learn about a host of social impact nonprofits with proven results serving the Denver community. At the end of the night, all attendees will vote to determine which nonprofits receive grants. 100% of dollars donated will go directly to the nonprofits.


Other Questions? Contact Sarah Indyk at or 303.398.7416


Tags:  foundation  STEM education  workforce 

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