Get Ready For A Coding Revolution!
The San José Public Library has partnered with Mayor Sam Liccardo and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group to present the Coding5k Challenge - a new city-wide initiative that will further enhance access and opportunities for FREE, quality STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) learning programs.
Our goal is to have 5,000 unduplicated K-12 students participate in coding classes, annually, by the year 2020.
To help achieve this goal, we've partnered with local tech companies and expert volunteers who will present coding programs throughout our branch libraries.
Want To Lead A Coding Program?
The Coding5k Challenge seeks to increase access to coding focused programs through the use of both assessment tools and expert volunteers.
Register today to volunteer and lead a series of coding workshops using a provided curriculum. You will be an important part of enhancing the library's ability to offer quality STEAM programming to students.
Coding5K Summer Sprint
powered by Alaska Airlines
Students ages 9–11 are invited to take part in a one-week, FREE coding camp where they'll explore:
- Computer Coding
- Physical Fitness
There are two coding camps to choose from. The first is a co-ed class that will run from July 23 – 27 at the Joyce Ellington Branch Library. The second week is an all-girls class that will run from July 30 – August 3 at the Educational Park Branch Library.
Both locations will offer classes Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Students will be provided with lunch and snacks.
Space is limited and registration is required. Please sign-up for only one of the weeks as both offer the same curriculum.
FREE Upcoming Coding Programs:
Resources For All Ages
Take advantage of these related resources and programs by visiting, online resources, such as Lynda.com and Treehouse.
Why Should You Learn To Code?
According to a report from Forbes, "...having tech skills, especially coding, can be your ticket to better personal and professional opportunities". Read the full article and find out why you should learn to code.