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 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
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
The most surprising thing is how knowledgable and smart the teams of students are."Danielle Forshtay Crossroads Community Church of Philadelphia