Free workshop indroduces mobile apps and coding

Local businesses team up for common cause

Ashley Montgomery | 10/31/2013, 9 a.m.

The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce [M-DCC], the Young Professionals Network [YPN], and Black Tech Miami [BTM] have teamed up get your technology game up to par. On Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Miami-Dade College North Campus, a free workshop will be instructed.  

Crack the Code is a project welcoming all beginners interested in coding or developing a mobile application.

“Programming and planning is the sole focus of the event,” said Jessica Geter, programs and special events manager of M-DCC.

“An event like this is important to the Black community because technology and programming is essential to growing a business in today’s world,” said Fabiola Fleuranvil, YPN board member. Programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails are just a few of the lessons that will be taught at the event.

“Through a federal grant, the M-DCC has earmarked dollars to provide technical assistance programming for small to medium business within Miami-Dade County,”Geter said. “This workshop was a great way to introduce smaller business to new innovations in technology helping them maximize the visibility of their products and services efficiently and effectively.” Crack the Code will be facilitated by Black Tech Miami who is interested in moving the Black community from tech consumers to tech creators. According to its twitter account, the organization is committed to launching 10,000 Black start ups nation-wide.

BTM provides technology education and coding through its BlackGirlsCode program which has set out to prove to the world that girls of every color have the skills to become the programmers of tomorrow.

With workshops such as Crack The Code, it hopes to grow the number of Blacks working in technology and give the underprivileged a chance to be masters in the technology field.

To facilitate the registration process, register through M-DCC’s website beforehand. Black Tech Miami reminds you to bring your laptop for the working session.

Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information call 305-751-8648.