The Hamilton Code Club is a trail-blazing program that sees industry mentors introduce local youth to simple software computer programming, through a blend of interactive and hands-on training. The ultimate goal is to teach students to develop a love for the subject and begin integrating code into the classroom in a fun and engaging manner.
For many students, this introduction can open up career pathways and 21st-century learning skills.
With the tech industry in Canada expanding at a breakneck pace, Hamilton Code Clubs represents a critical link between the classroom and the real world, with mentors working to spark an interest in our youth and develop our next generation tech workforce.
At Double Barrel, we know the importance of a solid education in digital literacy for our youth. That’s why in 2015, we worked to create the #HamOnt Forever Digital Literacy fund, a Hamilton Community Foundation administered fund that will distribute grants over the next 15 years for digital literacy initiatives in the Hamilton area.
This year, we are proud to continue that legacy by providing an amazing organization like the Hamilton Code Club with this recruitment video free-of-charge, to inspire the tech community to continue to grow and help ensure that kids are realizing the amazing career opportunities around coding at a young age.
If you’re in the software industry and keen to help out, you’re in luck! They’re in need of volunteers! If you’re interested in volunteering for Hamilton Code Clubs, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Hamilton branding agency Kitestring created the 2012 Sustainability-Based Annual Report for Horizon Utilities with future forward technologies in mind.
By downloading the Horizon Utilities app, employees and the public at large could create an interactive experience out of the paper report by placing their smartphone over special symbols within the printed copy. This would launch videos that further expanded on what the text document outlined – and made the report a far more engaging, interactive experience.
We were thrilled to create three separate pieces of video content for this interactive report – short hosted segments that provide an overview into what makes Horizon a socially aware, environmentally conscious and economically responsible organization. Find out more about this project (and Horizon Utilities) via their report website at OnYourHorizon.ca.
Thanks for having us along Kitestring! :)
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