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Sit back, close your eyes, and think about how good you are at coding. Man, you're awesome. When did you learn how to be so awesome? Now just think how awesome you would be if you had learned how to code when you were seven years old.

Here at GitHub, we think it's important to contribute to our future. Since kids will eventually grow up (so we hear) we think it'd be awesome to teach them how to code. We're working with CoderDojo to bring their awesome kid-code-teaching classes to the US.

CoderDojo has been spreading across Ireland teaching kids ages 7–18 topics like HTML, CSS, Javascript, iOS app development, and pretty much anything else they think sounds awesome. Now CoderDojo is coming to the US, starting with San Francisco. The sessions are free and laptops can be provided if kids aren't able to bring their own. Each class is taught by a professional in the given topic. To help create the best environment for kids to ask questions, there is a mentor for every three kids in a session. For all this awesome learning potential there is only one requirement: "Above all, be cool."

GitHub is really excited to get involved. We'll be hosting the first US dojo at our San Francisco office. If you have kids that you think would be interested in learning HTML, CSS, and a little GameMaker, sign them up! Spots are limited, and are expected to fill up fast.

Time: 12pm – 2pm, February 25th
Place: GitHub HQ, 548 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Sign Up: http://coderdojo.com/dojos/san-francisco/

More Info
@coderdojosf
Website
Google Group

For more info, you can check out the CoderDojo site or watch my talk about CoderDojo.

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