Tech pros needed for upcoming CodeTN initiative

CodeTN 2Here’s a call for technology pros in the Knoxville area that have an interest in volunteering some of their time.

The Great Schools Partnership and the United Way of Greater Knoxville need your help with the second iteration of a program called CodeTN. It is a code-writing competition for Tennessee high school students that kick-offs this Saturday, August 29, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center at Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.

It is not essential that tech pros attend the kick-off, although they are invited to do so. What is really important is to secure as many volunteers as possible, according to Caleb Fristoe of the United Way.

“After the kick-off, we’ll have a better idea of what teams will need pro help, then we can pair them up,” he explained.

Those interested in volunteering their technical skills to assist the teams that are being formed should click here to submit their information.

Like many of the coding initiatives previously spotlighted on, CodeTN is focused on increasing the computer programing skills of high school students through this annual competition for teams that range in size from three to eight students. Each team must have a faculty sponsor.

Teams interested in signing-up can do so as follows:

For additional information, send an email to

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