Special Distinction - 2015 FABA Startup of the year category.
Code For Fun is a non-profit organization committed to exposing all students to computer programming at an early age to help grow the next generation of engineers.
Can you describe your FABA experience in three words?
Convivial, surprising and motivating
What advice can you give to future FABA startup nominees?
I advise all nominees to prepare their speeches in advance. If you win the night of the awards, you must be ready to make a hard-hitting speech The FABA audience is made up of executives and entrepreneurs, if you win the Startup of the year award, your speech has to be memorable!
Can you share some exciting news for ‘Code for fun” since last year's FABA?
2016 was a great year with the accomplishment of our main goal: launching our Computer Science Continuous Learning program. We also got a grant from Facebook and we were able to coordinate 10 hours of Computer science in the classes of 2nd to 8th grade in the Ravenswood school district.
Our students spent a total of 13,544 hours in instruction in 2016 in after school programs and camps, a 20% increase from 2015. We are now happy to have an office, which we share with Ecole 42.
Looking ahead, what are some of your new challenges and goals for the coming months?
In the short term our main goal is to spend a good summer season with our summer camps. It's a very busy season for us but we are always looking forward to working with the kids.
As a long-term goal, we have to look for and recruit even more code teachers, it is a real challenge to find a good teacher and even more to find a good teacher who knows how to code.
As a non-profit organization, we are always looking for new sponsors and visibility partnerships to develop our actions and be able to grow. We want to open the universe of code to all different profiles. It is important for us to let everyone know that learning code is available to everyone, it is one of the strong values of Code for Fun.
Thanks to Servane for her time and support.
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