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The Latest From Code Savvy - Give to the Max Day 2022

Organizations like ours are all ramping up for Give to the Max Day tomorrow.


Since 2009, more than 730,000 donors have made gifts with ease and enthusiasm through GiveMN.org to make a difference for causes in their communities. Give to the Max Day is a kickoff to the end-of-year giving season that helps organizations, like Code Savvy, continue to provide the incredible, free services we do for our communities.


Please consider making a donation so we can continue bringing computer science education to students AND teachers, across Minnesota.


Every $50 donation helps bring design thinking, leadership, and physical computing directly to a student in their classroom through our newest program, the Byte-Sized Challenge.


Every $100 donation helps us provide coaching and one-on-one planning assistance to a teacher in our partner schools who needs to support their students’ computer science learning.


And to make all of these donations go even further, we have a $5,000 match available from our Board of Directors this year. As well, every gift made on GTMD 2022 will be eligible for a drawing of an additional cash prize.


Imagine what we can do if we maximize all of that with your help.


If online giving isn’t quite your style, don’t worry… all donations made between now and the end of the year count.


You can also mail donations to:


Code Savvy

P.O. Box 16628

Minneapolis, MN 55416


However you choose, we hope that you will consider Code Savvy in your end of year giving this year!


This Week’s Spotlight and Project-Inspiration Theme: GIS Day 2022

November 16th is GIS Day! GIS stands for Geographic Information System, a computer system that contains, stores, and captures geographic data and turns them into powerful maps. These are systems that are part of the geospatial field, which also includes GPS and remote sensing technologies. GIS has the ability to show different patterns or relationships when analyzing data on a map, separating the layered data points to categorize the information.


GIS technology is also beneficial for app development by adding software around the system, like with a computer or mobile device. When working with GIS, it is important that all sources align and figure out a way to represent 3D values in a 2D image (or map). The main concern is that the data represented can be easily used and understood by the viewer.


GIS Day is used to highlight and celebrate the work that professionals and organizations have created using these systems. Many people still do not know what GIS is or its benefits to society. Sharing their work helps others understand the power of maps. Check out the official GIS Day website to learn more about different events in your area!


Try these fun GIS Day activities to learn more and get inspired:

  1. Digital Schools Atlas Collective

  2. An Introduction to Maps for Teens

  3. Get Started With Imagery


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