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June 05, 2014 | Tom Ballard

Code Academy going well, coming to Knoxville

TN Code AcademyWe caught-up with Sammy Lowdermilk of the TN Code Academy and Jim Biggs of the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center (KEC) at this week’s “2014 Tennessee Valley Corridor National Summit” in Chattanooga.

Want to guess what they were discussing? Coding, of course.

“We’re delighted to partner with the Code Academy to offer an opportunity to develop the next generation of coders to start new businesses,” Biggs said. KEC will offer a week-long coding camp starting July 14.

Lowdermilk, whose efforts have been profiled frequently (click here for last post), says about a dozen 12- to 18-year olds are enrolled in the first two camps and anywhere from 12 to 20 for the next ones.

The summer-long schedule calls for as many as 16 camps across the state.

In addition, the TN Code Academy is also promoting its one-day “100 Girls of Code” program. Scripps Interactive Networks is hosting one of those June 30 in Knoxville.

For more information on the TN Code Academy, click here.

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