A message from Dev-Catalyst Founder William Donnell and former Chief Technology Officer for the United States Megan Smith, December 2016
TechHire Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico is teaming with Dev-Catalyst to expand coding clubs, electives, and afterschool programs that bring hands-on coding training to New Mexico middle and high schools including:
Santa Fe Indian School (Santa Fe) Tierra Encantada Charter School (Santa Fe) The Academy for Technology and the Classics (Santa Fe) and Espanola Valley High School (Espanola) Jemez Valley High School (Jemez) Dulce High School (Dulce)
What is Dev Catalyst?
How does it work?
"Dev Catalyst is rooted in developing student coders who are marketable in today’s workforce and we offer four tiers of involvement: Novice Web Dev, Advanced Web Dev, Data Dev, and Student Dev Teams.
Students in Novice and Advanced Web Dev develop community projects and seek out local businesses or nonprofit organizations to serve as their “client” for a website project to add to their online portfolios. Through this collaboration between client and student, students further develop their professional and coding skills.
Our Data Dev track focuses on dev in SQL and PHP to manipulate and transform data and metrics to create a database driven site with their team. Our Student Dev Teams are selected to work on short term advanced projects where they get input from tech industry professionals."