A Portfolio Building Class was held for the past couple of months by Code Writing Kids Explorers!  If your child is looking to gain experience in web development and create resume-worthy projects for college and beyond, this was a great opportunity to do so.  This class was held on Saturdays at the Milpitas Adult Education Center on 1331 E. Calaveras Blvd, and was geared towards students in grades 7-12.

Students learned how to:
-Start with simple projects and build webapps
-End with a portfolio of projects
-Learn enough to jump into multiple web frameworks
-Learn about frontend and backend development

The Explorers program aimed to do two things:
1. Establish a solid foundation for learning computer science principles (data structures, algorithms, etc) by exploring a simple but versatile language: Javascript.
2. To help students explore by building projects with relevance rather than staying on the command line until the last week.

By the end of the course, students were ready to dive into computer science fundamentals, and had a small portfolio of projects which they can showcase to parents/teachers/schools/employers/etc. In learning about Javascript, students transversed open source code and become active participants in the programming community. A big emphasis is placed on self-starting and experimentation with new ideas and software. Many Javascript frameworks are young projects, and if students wanted, they could even contribute to their development.

For more information about the curriculum of this program, please refer to the following link: https://goo.gl/agXDGm