Feverish Pops and The LAB Miami have teamed to offer Code Fever @ The Lab, a free day-long workshop on Saturday to teach high school students — and their parents — how to transition from being just consumers of technology to creators.
The day-long interactive event aims to introduce students to basic programming and web development as well as offer an introduction to career opportunities in technology, says Felecia Hatcher, co-woner of Feverish Pops and organizer of Code Fever. “We want to get more kids of color into technology,” said Hatcher, explaining that many parents don’t fully understand the entrepreneurial opportunities in technology. “There are a lot of new resources coming into the city and this will help prepare students for those,” she said.
While students are learning to code, parents can participate in a career panel led by entrepreneurs, corporate representatives and educational leaders in the industry.
Code Fever @ The LAB Miami, at 400 NW 26th St. in Wynwood, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and lunch will be served. Register at www.codefever.eventbrite.com