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Join Discover Computing 1

Saturdays – October 16, 2021 to November 13, 2021 – 9AM to 1PM

The Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), Wilbur Wright College, and Google Chicago are joining forces to offer a new, two-part Discover Computing series to help students build interest and awareness in pursuing computer science and tech-related fields of study.

In the first installment of this two-part series, Discover Computing 1, participating 9th and 10th graders engage in hands-on sessions to explore computing concepts and tools, including HTML/CSS, data analysis, Python, and machine learning, as well as develop skills in problem-solving and team-building through design thinking activities.

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Program Components

Discover Computing 1 will be offered on Saturdays (October 16 – November 13) from 9 AM to 1 PM. These sessions will be held in person at DPI’s downtown office (200 S. Wacker, 4th Floor).

The program is intentional about serving CPS and Chicago-area students, first-generation students, and students of color — at NO cost.

Meals and transit cards will be provided to students at each session. Support is also available for those in need of a device for e-learning. Face masks will be required for all program participants.

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Discover Computing 2 will be offering in Spring 2022.

Key Benefits

Cultivating Awareness of computer science and tech-related academic and career pathways.

Participating in Hands-On Workshops to explore key topics within high-demand and high-paying fields, such as data science, software engineering, and machine learning.

Planning and developing a Personalized Tech Roadmap and next steps for high school, college, and career.

Making Connections with practitioners in Chicago’s tech community and working closely with mentors from Google Chicago.

Increasing Understanding of computer science concepts, how to prepare for a career in tech, and developing problem-solving skills.