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Computers con Chile

$2,065
42%
Raised toward our $4,900 Goal
13 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on January 13, at 11:00 PM EST
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Computers con Chile

About Us

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.

Our Project

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: 

- 5 days of classes, focusing on two languages: Javascript and HTML

- 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.

Why Contribute

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. 

 

 

 

Our way
of Thanking You

$5

Thank You!

Thank you for all of your support!

1 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2016

$10

PDF Files of Course Material

Interested in learning what we are going to teach? Get out notes and teaching materials to study on your own!

2 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2016

$25

Post Card + PDF Files

Thank you for your support! You will get the PDF files of our course plus a post card sent to you!

2 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2016

$50

Hand Written Thank You

We will send you a personal letter about the camp. letting you know how it went and what we learned. You also get our teaching materials!

3 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2015

$100

Photo of the Camp

We will send you a photo of the camp along with a report of how it went! You will also get the teaching materials.

3 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2016

$500

1 on 1 Skype Lesson

Learn to make a basic website during a 1 on 1 Skype lesson. We can answer your question about websites as well as our experiences during the camp.

1 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2016
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