Code For Hood is a non profit that focuses on hosting hackathons and coding workshops in urban neighborhoods. It is our mission to help educate and enrich the lives of minority, low income and at risk youth, between the ages of 12-21. Code For Hood plans on working with cities, schools, and other nonprofit organizations to help foster STEM initiatives within these demographics.

The hackathons will focus on technologies such as:

  • Mobile and web development
  • Software development
  • Video game development
  • Basic electronics
  • Design.

Other core areas of focus will be startups, entrepreneurship, and civic innovation. Our first hackathon will take place April 10 2015, at The Greater Sacramento Urban League. This is going to be a three day event. A day and a half will be dedicated to workshops that include:

  • Basic Coding
  • Video Game Design
  • Design Thinking

The last day will be the competition day of the hackathon. Each team will be mentored and guided during their project build, using the skills they used in the workshops. Teams will present their projects to a panel of judges and the top 2 teams will win prizes.

In the future we plan on adding more extensive workshops and curriculum to our programming; as well as longer courses and broader subjects.

Code For Hood is a program under our 5013c non profit organization, Operation Innovate.