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?
There should be more things like this for students getting into technology & creative expression."Mjumbe Poe Software Engineer, Open Plans
WebSlam Philly provided a chance for Philadelphia high school students to be involved in creating real projects for real people while working and networking with members of the local tech community and showcasing their web development talents."Mary Beth Hertz Technology Integration Specialist
I'm really impress with WebSlam. It's one of the most impressive hackathons I've been to."Tim Wisniewski Director of Civic Technology, City of Philadelphia