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June 27, 2013 | Tom Ballard

Biz Foundry to host “Code Camp” for youth

TN Code Camp(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following release was provided by The Biz Foundry, the Upper Cumberland business accelerator headquartered in Cookeville.)

The Biz Foundry will host its first “Code Camp” at their facility this fall. The week-long day camp will teach young people how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, and games. On top of the courses, they’ll tour tech companies, listen to guest speakers, and participate in fun events. Students will learn C++, HTML, CSS, Java, Python, Ruby on Rails, and much more. Code Camp is open to those ages 13 to 18 and the cost of the camp is $500. There will only be 24 slots available for this camp.

Jeff Brown, Director of The Biz Foundry, is excited about the camp. “This is an excellent opportunity for the youth in the Upper Cumberland region to be exposed to the skill set of tomorrow’s workforce. In the next ten years there will be a million more computer science jobs than graduates, and we want to do our small part to lessen that gap.”

The camp will take place October 14 – 18, coinciding with area school fall break schedules. Students will have the opportunity to learn from mentors who are experts in the field while also building upon a 21st Century skill set. The Biz Foundry’s camp is a prelude to a full-blown Code Academy to start next summer. The academy will last several weeks and be open to all ages.

For more information, you may contact Sammy Lowdermilk at 931-372-1039, or via email at

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