What is WebSlam?
WebSlam is an intensive, one week long experience where youth develop real-world skills in web development and then put those skills to work to help others.
Through the aid of tech coaches and direct instruction, youth participants (irrespective of prior web development background) learn the basics of HTML, CSS, and PHP through developing for the WordPress platform.
As a capstone to the week of learning, youth solve the needs of actual clients by building websites for the registered non-profits in an intensive hackathon-style "WebSlam."
What are people saying?
WebSlam is the kind of team work and collaboration city leaders - like City of Philadelphia's Managing Director Rich Negrin - have called for in recent remarks, and demonstrates that we can engineer opportunities for young people to acquire and apply new technology skills while simultaneously enabling the next generation of civic leaders."Mark Headd Chief Data Officer, City of Philadelphia
WebSlam is an incredible opportunity for young people to learn the kind of digital skills they'll need to succeed in the 21st century… all while having fun and doing the kind of good that lasts long after the competition is over!"Sean Carton University of Baltimore
There should be more things like this for students getting into technology & creative expression."Mjumbe Poe Software Engineer, Open Plans