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CodeWorks students are getting some lessons from Baltimore entrepreneurs this week

On Friday, July 14, a panel of five entrepreneurs will talk to the 60+ students in the Code in the Schools program. It's open to the public.

Code in the Schools' CodeWorks summer bootcamp class on their last day in 2016. (Courtesy photo)

In CodeWorks, 62 Baltimore youth between the age of 15-20 are learning tech this summer.
The Code in the Schools-run program includes an intro to HTML, CSS and Javascript. Additionally, 50 of the youth are enrolled in University of Baltimore classes including game design and Baltimore Racial Justice, Code in the Schools Communications Director Charlotte James said.
Lessons on starting a business are also on the agenda. On Friday, July 14, they’ll get a look at entrepreneurship from a group of community leaders. It’s part of the program’s weekly Industry Day sessions.
The 1:30 p.m. event is set to be held at the Wright Theater in the University of Baltimore Student Center. It’s open to the public.
Panelists include:

  • C. Harvey, founder of Generation of Dreamers, and ecommerce-based streetwear apparel brand.
  • Kyle O’Connor, founder of Startup Nest, an incubator in South Baltimore.
  • Jermaine Bell, an Open Society Institute fellow at Exit the Apple Studio in Barclay.
  • Krystal Mack, who opened Blk/Sugar in R. House after creating KarmaPop and PieCycle.
  • Patrick Rife, cofounder of Pixilated and Startup Soiree, will moderate.

An open Q&A will follow the panel discussion.

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