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Colts TE Partners with Six Feet Up & Local Tech Businesses to Teach Programming to Kids

June 12, 2015

Colts TE Partners with Six Feet Up & Local Tech Businesses to Teach Programming to Kids

Camp will use Raspberry Pi kits

INDIANAPOLIS – In an effort to bring new technologies to children in need, the Indianapolis Colts and Colts TE Coby Fleener are launching a new initiative called Coby’s Coding Camp.

The Colts have teamed up with Launch Fishers, Eleven Fifty Academy and Six Feet Up to introduce over 60 students from Shepherd Community Center and Edna Martin to the limitless world of computer programming.

On June 15th, Launch Fishers member and Eleven Fifty Academy Python instructor Calvin Hendryx-Parker (Co-Founder and CTO of Six Feet Up) will lead two boot camps on coding basics using the Raspberry Pi platform (a credit card size computer).

Both classes will kick off with a simple task of making a PB&J sandwich with Fleener’s assistance. This demonstration will show how computers interpret code in a very literal sense and will serve as a practical introduction to a series of Python coding games.

The Raspberry Pi and computer equipment will be donated to the community centers at the end of the class, opening doors to further learning and fun.

*Media Note: This event is closed to the public. All participants have been pre-selected.

 

About Indianapolis Colts

The franchise has won four World Championships. Since relocating to Indianapolis, the Colts have won 11 division titles, including five consecutive AFC South crowns from 2003-07. The Colts are the only NFL team to have 12-plus victories in seven consecutive seasons. The Colts won 115 regular season games from 2000-09, the highest decade total in NFL history, and the team’s 23 consecutive regular season wins (2008-09) set another NFL record. The club won Super Bowl XLI following a 12-4 record in the 2006 regular season, and the Colts reached Super Bowl XLIV after winning the AFC title during the 2009 season.

The Indianapolis Colts take great pride in playing an active role in the community and are committed to corporate citizenship throughout Indiana. Leading by example, we hope to encourage and inspire our fellow Hoosiers to participate in the practice of giving back. Our goal is to create lasting philanthropic partnerships and maximize those relationships for the betterment of our community, thus, building a legacy of goodwill as we share the heart behind the horseshoe.

 

About Launch Fishers

Launch Fishers serves the unique needs of entrepreneurs working to start and build high-potential enterprises across a broad range of categories including technology, health information, life sciences, biotech, consumers products, agri-tech, non-profit and more. We offer our members the opportunity to connect and collaborate with like-minded individuals, which, as every successful entrepreneur knows, can be the difference between growth and failure. For more info please visit www.LaunchFishers.com

About Eleven Fifty Academy

EFA is a nonprofit that serves the coding and professional community through immersive learning. Headquartered in Carmel, Indiana, EFA provides the best possible training experience for the most in-demand programming languages and professional training while consistently accelerating the learning curve for people of all ages. EFA currently offers a variety of courses including beginning and advanced iOS and Android development, Java, .Net, JavaScript, Ruby, and now, Python.

About Six Feet Up

Six Feet Up is a certified woman-owned business (WBE) software company that helps IT teams develop, deploy, host and support enterprise-grade web projects. Companies like NASA and UCLA have sought out Six Feet Up’s passion for quality since 1999.

Six Feet Up is headquartered at Launch Fishers and is Eleven Fifty Academy’s official Python partner.

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