Facebook has been a leader in the social networking game for many years now. Facebook has been around since my college days…back when you had to have a college email address to even have an account. But it’s not just what they are doing online that is awesome, but what they are doing offline! Last October, Facebook launched TechPrep—a free online resource in English and Spanish for parents, guardians and anyone who wants to learn more about computer science. And now they are taking the program on the road and coming to a city near you – next week Facebook TechPrep Roadshow is coming to Miami, before heading to Chicago, Durham and East LA this summer.
Facebook TechPrep Roadshow
They’ve already seen success with the TechPrep Roadshow in Oakland, Menlo Park and East Palo Alto in California and as such want to continue to provide opportunities to people everywhere. On Thursday, June 23rd from 5:30 – 8:30 pm the Facebook TechPrep Roadshow will be at Miami Dade College – North Campus (Conference Center – Room #3249 – 11380 Northwest 27th Avenue, Miami, FL 33167) and is open to parents and kids of all ages in English and Spanish.
The event is free to attend and even includes dinner but they do ask that you RSVP. For more information and to reserve your spot, visit the public event page here: https://techprepsummitmiami.splashthat.com (Spanish language page here).
About Facebook TechPrep – Exposing learners, parents and guardians to computer science
TechPrep, a resource hub where underrepresented people and their parents and guardians can learn more about computer science and programming and find resources to get them started. TechPrep brings together hundreds of resources, curated based on who you are and what you need, such as age range, skill level and what kind of resource you are looking for. The website is designed for both English and Spanish speakers.