Computers con Chile
We are a group of students that met in the eBusisiness Technology program, a master's degree program at Carnegie Mellon. We recognize the experiences and people in our lives that have brought us here. The exposure to the digital world paired with a mentor who guided us brought us to Carnegie Mellon. One of our members, Ignacio, is from a small town south of Santiago Chile named Curico. We have recognized that the digital world is moving faster than the educational changes in Chile. There is a gap in the technology job market that will continue to grow over the years.
We believe that learning programming in school, exposes young people to the possibilities of what they can do in the future. We also believe that learning programming will help them to learn other things in the future and allow them to better understand the global digital world with which they will be faced.
There are many online resources for learning web development and computer programming. The problem is many students don't receive the needed exposure to the digital world to take advantage of the free resources. We will run a week-long camp in the town of Curico, Chile. Our camp will include:
- Students can see what they are programming and “Learn by Doing”
- Creation of a basic website
This camp will expose the students to web development and computer programming. The goal is to help students move from being consumers of the web to being producers of the web. In addition to basic programming, students will have the opportunity to share with us concerns about university study and the opportunities it gives them.
Ignacio is returning home to Chile for the holiday break. He will be operating the camp and needs help! Your support will allow us to teach more students and provide a more robust experience. Extra funds will be used for additional travel to Chile for CMU students to participate in the camp and help teach the camp.