What is WebSlam?
WebSlam is an intensive, one week long experience where students 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, students solve the needs of actual clients (nonprofits) and build websites in an intensive hackathon-style "WebSlam."
What are people saying?
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 am ecstatic - I'm really just bowled over by what this team has put together for us today!"Rich Frizell Holmesburg Civic Association
There should be more things like this for students getting into technology & creative expression."Mjumbe Poe Software Engineer, Open Plans