Bringing coding skills to underserved communities

Brianne Caplan is the founder and executive director of Code Your Dreams, a non-profit that brings knowledge, accessibility and excitement about programming and tech to learners from age 5 to adulthood in underserved communities. Caplan tells some incredible stories, like the women’s coding and data analysis group in Burundi, exciting coding projects for students interested in art, music and dance and why her experience inadvertently creating a non-profit company that was incorporated as a for-profit was a learning experience that helped kickstart Code Your Dreams! This one’s inspiring, so I hope you’ll keep it here for Cyber Work.

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0:00 - Coding for underserved communities 
3:11 - Brianne Caplan's start in cybersecurity
8:04 - Cash for Schools
10:50 - What is Code Your Dreams?
14:40 - How Code Your Dreams works
17:52 - Gaps in cybersecurity school education
21:00 - Baseline tech literacy for grade school
23:30 - Popular Code Your Dreams activities
27:08 - After Code Your Dreams
35:11 - Volunteer for Code Your Dreams
37:00 - Bring Code Your Dreams to your school
39:40 - Get in touch with Brianne Caplan
40:15 - Outro

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