How Google's Code Next Lab is tackling tech's diversity problem
from Fast Company
Inside Google's Code Next lab in Oakland on a typical Tuesday afternoon, a 13-year-old might be opening up an old gadget–maybe a calculator–and trying to put the pieces back together in a way that hasn't been done before. On a Saturday, students might be programming a robot or 3D-printing a chess set. The lab–a 1,500-square foot space across from Oakland, California's, Fruitvale BART station–is particularly designed to reach black and Latino students, in 8th to 10th grades, about half of whom don’t have access to computer science classes in school.
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