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2017 Internship Brochure

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Coding for Change at ScriptEd’s Winter Hackathon

ScriptEd just hosted its biggest Hackathon yet, thanks to the 300 students and over 100 volunteers who came out to code on a wet winter day! Competing teams were spread across three sites at Google and Microsoft offices in New York City. 

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The theme Code for Change encouraged students to use their skills to become agents of change, and build websites and apps that help make the world a better place. Students chose to work on a wide range of global and local issues they care about – from aiding Syrian refugees and bringing clean water to Flint, to promoting pay equity and providing mental health resources to their peers.

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Congratulations to the winners, who were selected by a panel of distinguished judges at our three sites.

ScriptEd Hackathon @ Microsoft

1st place: Water Crisis by Team E, a game focused on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan
2nd place: The Landfill by Team J, a game looking at the importance of recycling
Honorable mention: Swayze by Team F, a game focused on finding safe passageways for Syrian refugees
Judges:
Antuan Santana, Community Manager, Citizenship at Microsoft
James Miles, Director of Education at Urban Arts Partnership, Professor at NYU
Maurya Couvares, Executive Director and Co-founder, ScriptEd

ScriptEd Hackathon @ Google Water Tower

1st place: EmpowHer by Team M, a project looking at female representation in media
2nd place: Meals on the Move by Team A, a resource project on homelessness
3rd place: Trash Gun by Team R, a game about recycling
Honorable mention: Stop Discrimination by Team V, location-based discussion forum on discrimination
Judges:
Minerva Tantoco, Senior Advisor at Future Perfect Ventures, Former CTO of NYC
Tracy Chou, Software Engineer, Founding Member of Project Include
Jared Hatch, Conductor at ThoughtWorks
Dan Kass, Co-Founder at JustFix.nyc

ScriptEd Hackathon @ Google Spire

1st place: Requestz by Team F, a website to connect people who can help with people who need help
2nd place: Time of Subway by Team D, a game to promote awareness of problems with public transportation
3rd place: Outlet by Team J, a restorative justice project
Judges:
Yiyi Zhang, Co-Organizer, New York Tech for Social Good Meetup
Bill Cromie Director of Emergent Technology, Blue Ridge Labs
John Fazzolari, Co-Founder, Revivn

You can find links to all of the other powerful projects ScriptEd students built on our Github page.

Check out the #ScriptEdHackathon on Storify for some highlights from the day.

Winners made off with prizes that included laptops, tablets bluetooth speakers, and portable chargers.

Thanks to Microsoft and Google for providing space for this event, to Boxed for keeping our hungry horde well-fed, and to Kevin Mitchell for donating prizes for the Microsoft site.

And of course, a huge shout out to our students for always bringing their best selves, and our volunteers for their tireless work to make this magical day happen.

Do you have any feedback or suggestions for our next Hackathon? We want to know! Submit your comments here.

ScriptEd’s 2015-2016 Annual Report

Dear ScriptEd Community,

September 2016 marked the beginning of ScriptEd’s fifth school year. I have been blown away by the growing size and deepening dedication of our community over the past year. At present, 900 students are learning web development in ScriptEd classes and 180 software engineers are volunteering their time to teach and to make their field more equitable. Perhaps most notable is our cohort of young alumni—65% of whom are studying computer science in college. We are excited that our students are on a pathway towards a career in technology, surrounded by a community cheering them on.

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Why Our Work is More Important Than Ever

At ScriptEd, we are committed to our mission, grounded in an enduring belief in justice and inclusion. On a day like this, we are trying to cope with what this means for the progress our country has made across all areas of social inclusion, and to the young people we serve who are expressing profound fear and anxiety in our classrooms today.

When a student asks if she will be deported; when a student approaches you and says, “this is it for us, right?” we are activated to the the urgency of this work and the critical importance of our students’ protection and empowerment.

To see our nation choose walls, xenophobia, sexism, and demagoguery over love, hope, diversity, and community is devastating. But it points to why we are here. We are deeply grateful for the ScriptEd community that has supported our mission – and it is time to rally now more than ever. We hope you will view this loss as an impetus to build a stronger community, take care of one another and create space for dialogue and meaningful support for our country’s youth.

We are thinking of you all out there, thankful for your support and hopeful for the community we will continue to build together.

We’re Hiring in the San Francisco Bay Area! Program Managers – Please Apply!

We’re hiring in the San Francisco Bay Area!

We are piloting our program in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 2016-2017 school year and are actively looking for an entrepreneurial, passionate individual to join our founding Bay Area team.

Please see the attached job description for more information about the position and instructions on how to apply.

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At the ScriptEd Hackathon – We Code In Style!

ScriptEd celebrated its end of year hackathon last Saturday at Google’s NYC offices. Students representing nearly 30 schools across New York City created interactive web projects that fit with the surprise theme… STYLE!

No runway could compare to the creativity of these students.

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McPac, an all female team, earned the top prize on Saturday for their game Styling With the Stars: Election EditionThey are joined by our esteemed panel of judges in the picture above.  The judges include:

 

 

Thank you to Google for hosting, Hudson’s Bay Company for being a sponsor, and to all of the volunteers who made the day happen. Check out  pictures from the event here, and find social media highlights on our storify!

These are the other winners and incredible honorable mentions from the day:

First Place: Styling with the Stars by Team McPac

Second Place: Fashionocalypse by Fashion Heroes

Third Place: Paint the City by Stylish Scripters

 

Finalists (in no particular order):

Camera Shoot Style by F is For Fantastic

Time Warp by Digital Inq

StyleSwiper by Team 0

 

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order)

Catch the Clothes by Team CTC

City Designers by fire-dragons

Dress Mess by Design Industries

Fashion Attraction by TeamFashionAttraction

Fatal Fashion by Team Fatalis

Food Stylist by Foodstylers

HAEDsthetics by AOI

Looktastic by The Incredibles

My Coding Coyote by Coding Coyotes

Robo.me by Team Robo.me

Style Me by Purple Python Prince

The UV Fashion Show by Team UV Fashion

 

We’re Hiring! Program Managers – Please Apply!

We’re hiring!

We have grown to serve 600 students in New York City this year from 300 students last school year, and we are actively looking for a passionate, creative, and hard working individual to join our team.

Please see the attached job description for more information about the position and instructions on how to apply.

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We’re hiring! Marketing Manager – Please Apply!

We’re hiring!

We have grown to serve 600 students in New York City this year from 300 students last school year, and we are actively looking for a passionate, creative, and hard working individual to join our team.

Please see the attached job description for more information about the position and instructions on how to apply.

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The ScriptEd Hackathon Was Out of This World!

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ScriptEd celebrated Computer Science Education Week by holding our largest ever Hackathon. 200 students from 30 schools attended the event, which was so large we had to hold it simultaneously in two locations (Thanks, Microsoft and Google!). Students created interactive web projects over the course of six hours that fit with the surprise theme.. SPACE!

The results were, obviously, out of this world.

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First place at Google went to the all-female team “My, My Girls, and Scott.” These students, who attend Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem and the High School for Language and Diplomacy, created the game Planet Escaper.

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The winning team at Microsoft was “Guardians of the Galaxy.” This team, comprised of students from Cristo Rey New York High School, created Astro Assassin.

Thank you to Google and Microsoft for hosting, and to all of the volunteers who made the day happen. Check out the other incredible projects as well as pictures from the event here, and find social media highlights on storify!

Thanks, as always, for your support. We can’t wait to see what our students come up with in the new year!

These are the other winners and incredible honorable mentions from the day:

Google Hackathon
2nd Place: Celestial by Team Celestial Bodies
3rd Place: Out of this Galaxy by Team Space Odyssey
Best Design: Build Your Planet by TeamPlanet Builders
Most Creative: Lost in the Void by Team GetRekt

Honorable Mentions in alphabetical order

DarthInvaders by Team Tatooine
Galactic Conquest by Team B
Planet Scramble by Team Scriptonauts
Revenge of Pluto by Team Plutonizers
Riding Solo by Team Coalition Squad
Space Avoiders by Team Shrek Dynamite
Space Gems by Team Space Gems
Space Wars by Team Space Homies
The Stranded by Team CodeX

Microsoft Hackathon
2nd Place: Exploration by Team Phoenix Space Champs
3rd Place: Galaxy Memory by Team Rocking Rockets
Best Design: Star Scramble by Team The Rebels
Most Creative: Solar Walkers by Team Solar Walkers

Honorable Mentions in alphabetical order

Decades in Space by Team Time Travelers
Escape Black Hole by Team G-house Warriors
Flappy Spaceship by Team Super S
Han Solo’s Troubled Misfits by Team A/B
Interactive Solar System by Team Space Cadets
On Mars by Team Fire Eagle
Outta This World by Team G
Planet Trivia by Space Tigers
Project by Team Little Einsteins
Sky’s The Limit by Team STS-Star-Wars-Squad
Solar Roaming from Team Pluto
Space by Brooklyn Hackers
Space by Team J
Space by Team project-infinity
Space Invader3D by Team N
Space Junkies by Team Space Codets
Hackathon Planets by Team The Space
Star Wars and Stuff by Team Supreme