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techcoaches

Tech Coach

Give back by helping develop the next generation of technologists today!
youth

Youth

Want to learn how to become a developer? Get involved with the WebSlam Hackathon!
nonprofits

Non-Profit

Need a website but don't have the resources to afford one? Maybe our youth can help!

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."

Sponsor

WebSlam 2014 is pleased to be sponsored by:

Testimonials

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."
marybeth Mary Beth Hertz Technology Integration Specialist
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."
markheadd Mark Headd Chief Data Officer, City of Philadelphia
I'm really impress with WebSlam. It's one of the most impressive hackathons I've been to."
Webslam-Philly-4 Tim Wisniewski Director of Civic Technology, City of Philadelphia
There should be more things like this for students getting into technology & creative expression."
Webslam-Philly-2 Mjumbe Poe Software Engineer, Open Plans