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 learn the basics of HTML, CSS, and PHP by developing a website for the WordPress platform.
As a capstone to the week of learning, youth solve the needs of actual clients (nonprofit organizations) and build websites 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
The most surprising thing is how knowledgable and smart the teams of students are."Danielle Forshtay Crossroads Community Church of Philadelphia
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