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Stuck at home? Learn to code with workshop

Aspiring coders participate in a Cultivating Coders event in September. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)

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Cultivating Coders wants to turn today’s stay-at-home lemons into tomorrow’s online lemonade through a free, four-week course that teaches people how to build websites.

Anyone interested can join the daily, one-hour workshop to be offered at 10 am Mountain Time Monday-Friday with live instruction from the New Mexico company’s newly formed “Code Crush Crew” team, said Cultivating Coders founder and President Charles Ashley III.

“Parents and families are struggling to find online educational resources, so we’ve built an online platform for everyone from age 9 to 99,” Ashley told the Journal. “We’ll offer a live workshop everyday from Monday to Friday. Everything will be logged on our site for people who miss the live portion to watch the tutorials on their own time.”

At the end of four weeks, participants will have learned enough skills to activate their own “hello world” page, Ashley said.

When the first four-week course concludes, the company will add more four-week teaching blocks to offer additional coding knowledge that could benefit students who won’t return to school this year, potentially provide laid-off employees with new marketable skills, or help businesses impacted by the coronavirus to build out their online presence and capabilities, Ashley said.

Although the free workshops are for all ages, K-5 students must be assisted by someone 12 years or older.

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