UTRGV hosts Hispanic Heritage Foundation and U.S. Army’s first Coder Summit

EDINBURG, TEXAS – MARCH 30, 2017 – UTRGV hosted the first Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) Coder Summit on Thursday, March 30, at the university’s Community Engagement and Student Success building in Edinburg.

An initiative of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and the U.S. Army, the summit brought together hundreds of programmers, area high school and college students majoring in computer science, members of the ROTC, and professionals for workshops on coding, career paths, tech interview process roleplay, start-up roadmaps, interactive discussions with experts, and opportunities to expand networks in tech space, as well as share in cultural pride.

The LOFT Coder Summits (LCS) are part of HHF’s larger Code as a Second Language (CSL) initiative, which includes HHF teaching computer coding to middle and high schools in more than 20 regions across the country, video game and app challenges, hackathons and other activities. HHF also connects Latino programmers through the LOFT Network for mentoring, sharing of ideas, building community and accessing resources to move forward in the tech space.   

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