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Code Savvy Connections

Updated: May 4, 2022

The Latest From Code Savvy

Until Q4 2021, Code Savvy was all volunteer-run. When I came in as the Executive Director after Jean Weiss retired, I was immediately hit with how amazing that fact really was. Code Savvy is a robust organization, offering innovative programming since 2014, and all because people cared so much about the mission and vision that Rebecca Schatz, Matt Gray, and others had set forth, they continually showed up to do the work.

It is truly amazing what can be accomplished when like-minded people come together to work toward a common mission.

And now, as we continue to evolve into Code Savvy 2.0 and we have some paid staff (and continue to grow!), we still have a great need and appreciation for our incredible volunteers. To help us connect educators and students to hands-on computer science experience, increase knowledge about STEAM careers, and expand minds and confidence in solving real-world problems with technology, volunteers are absolutely the glue that holds our organization together.

From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank everyone who has made Code Savvy the force for good that it is. I look forward to seeing what we can all accomplish together from here.

Valerie Lockhart

Executive Director

This Week’s Spotlight and Project-Inspiration Theme: Earth Day

April 22nd is Earth Day and a reminder we need to Invest In Our Planet. Whether that be making small changes around your house or creating big changes throughout the world, the moment is now. We only have one planet, and everyone - businesses, governments, and citizens - needs to do their part to protect it.

How will you celebrate Earth Day? Check out the official earth day website to find resources, stories, and ways you can take action. The 5th Exponential Climate Action Summit will be held on Earth Day, exploring the role of nature in the race to zero. Focusing on how we can all help reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century to keep the global temperature from rising even more. This event is being held virtually and anyone can register here.

In honor of Earth Day you can also try one these two coding activities:

  • Create your own Google logo inspired by all of your favorite animals - Google Logo

  • Use the Litter Bug template to create a game to teach others where waste goes -Tynker Litter Bug

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