Rural Up! to host free Coding Academy on June 11-14

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Rural Up! is teaming up with BitSource to provide a coding camp this summer in Pikeville for middle and high school students.  In the past few years, Rural Up! has trained over 500 middle school and high school students in computer coding across Easter Kentucky through day-long or week-long campus and they are excited for this new partnership.  This free week-long code academy camp will be held at the University of Pikeville from June 11th through June 14th. 

All middle and high school students interested in learning the basics of computer programming are welcome sign-up by registering online: http://www.RuralUp.org.  Rural Up!'s co-founder Kevin Smith says, "Our goal is to bring 21st century educational opportunities to the region and our upcoming week-long code academy summer camp in Pikeville will be an exciting and engaging experience for local students to learn computer coding, which is fundamental to website and mobile app development."  

BitSource is a Pikeville based software and website development company.  Bit Source President, Justin Hall says, "We are thrilled to work with Rural Up to bring this program to Pikeville and provide tech opportunities right here in the mountains."  The code academy camp's lead instructor will be Nick Such, who is Director of Awesome Inc U.

For additional information on Rural Up!, please visit http://www.ruralup.org.  For additional information on Bit Source, please visit http://www.bitsourceky.com.  For questions about the upcoming Rural Up! Code Academy summer camp, please contact Tina Wei Smith at tina@ruralup.org.

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