Learn to code during Black History Month.



This year NOLAvate Black is partnering with Operation Spark to get Black and Brown people coding! The NOLA Codes Black Challenge is all about introducing BIPOC tech explorers to coding in February during Black History Month. Learning to code can open doors to high wage and high demand jobs that can build generational wealth for underresourced and underserved communities. The projects are simple and will only take a few minutes a day. Take a screenshot to share your progress on social using hashtag #nolacodesblack for a chance to win awesome NOLAvate Black swag. 



Let's get you coding. Every day you will get a different challenge. The projects will be easy and will only take a few minutes a day. Share your projects on social using hashtag #nolacodesblack for a chance to win tickets to Black Tech NOLA Conference this summer.  

Step 1: Sign up

Sign up to for free! FreeCodeCamp is where you will complete simple coding activities to build your first website.

Step 2: Start Web Design Path

Select Responsive Web Design path from the menu and start the Basic HTML /HTML5 option with 28 activities. Each lesson takes about 15 minutes each day. Sign-up to save your work.

Step 3: Join the Slack!

Connect with other coders, get support with your projects, network and get the deets on upcoming events and meetups in New Orleans. Participants will be entered in a drawing for giveaways and selected the end of the month.

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