Tag: LaunchCode

LaunchCode teams up with Facebook to bring coding courses to STL Public Library computers

A national nonprofit organization has partnered up with Facebook to bring free digital literacy programs to St. Louis Public Library computers. LaunchCode, which is based in St. Louis, announced the partnership on Monday, with the nonprofit detailing their new Discovery program, which was made possible from the collaboration with Facebook’s Community Boost initiative. According to LaunchCode, the Discovery curriculum was developed to introduce users to computer programming and help them build the fundamental skills necessary […]

Jeff Mazur: Breaking barriers, busting guts

By Michael Layer Jeff Mazur, the executive director of Launch Code, joined the #moleg podcast crew on Tuesday morning as a part of their Autumn of the Attorney series to discuss his lauded reputation in both the public and private sectors. The Georgetown law graduate has been active in the political scene, working in the offices of New Jersey’s U.S. Rep. Rush Holt, Oregon’s U.S. Rep. Darlene Hooley, and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. He also […]

LaunchCode celebrates four year anniversary with GeekGala 2017

A growing St. Louis tech company on Thursday hosted an event for its employees and volunteers to celebrate the company’s four year anniversary. LaunchCode, a non-profit organization in St. Louis, hosted GeekGala 2017 which celebrated their students, teachers, volunteers, and community partners that have helped launch their original mission forward in 2017. The event featured a keynote speech from LaunchCode Co-founder Jim McKelvey, open bar, food trucks and coding tutorials as well. LaunchCode offers free, accelerated […]

St. Louis based LaunchCode wins big in MIT competition

A St. Louis non-profit organization LaunchCode has been named one of the grand prize winners in the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge. In August, it was announced that LaunchCode was one of the finalists in the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge, earning them an immediate $35,000 and a chance to win the grand prize of $150,000. At Thursday’s award ceremony in Boston, LaunchCode won the grand prize and the money that went along with it. LaunchCode, which […]

St. Louis County Blog 12 p.m. — Peter Kinder appointed by Trump, LaunchCode a finalist, new super PAC supports Hawley

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 12 p.m. Clayton Times: Protest planned regarding ice rink during St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday A conservation group is scheduled to rally at the St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday to protest a new ice rink facility being built in Creve Coeur Lake Park. The Missouri Times: Pro right-to-work group accused of armed intimidation A pro-right-to-work group is catching some flak after it was reported that four armed men were handing out […]

St. Louis based LaunchCode a finalist in MIT competition

A St. Louis non-profit organization LaunchCode has been named a finalist in the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge. LaunchCode, which is based in St. Louis, offers free, accelerated job training using a low-cost, scalable model to replicate in-person coding courses. In order to achieve their students’ success, LaunchCode helps students learn the basics of coding, and additional specialized software career training. The MIT Inclusive Challenge awards tech-driven organizations that are using technology in an innovative fashion […]