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Watch: How these projects from Code Differently’s high school dev shop got made

A healthy tech ecosystem starts with the community's youth.

Code Differently's Developers Conference oanel.


High school students of today are the talent pipeline of tomorrow, and Wilmington’s Code Differently works toward making sure that the pipeline is accessible to members of the community across the board.

During the Developers Conference at Philly Tech Week 2021 presented by Comcast, Code Differently Director of Work-Based Learning Jeff Lawrence led the panel “It takes a community to make a tech ecosystem.” The session featured three high school students and their college student team leader sharing the apps that they have created from conception to development with the help of developers from program partner JPMorgan Chase.

“The team was tasked with creating a web application that would solve a problem or have a positive impact on their community,” said team leader Jessica Pedone, a junior at William & Mary. “As most of these devs are high school seniors, naturally, the future was on their minds.”

Watch the students discuss the process of creating the apps in the the full session, here:

A different team of students led by instructor Roger Campbell II also presented their work at the fall 2020 edition of the Developers Conference. Read about that team’s work here.

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