An Inspiring First Year!
On July 11th Mission Bit concluded its first Fall-Spring-Summer year of free out-of-school coding classes for public school students. Here are some notable stats from Mission Bit's impactful first year.
77 students from 11 SFUSD public high schools participated in Mission Bit classes
10 students particpated in Mission Bit 'pilot' middle school program at James Lick
Mission Bit launched its summer paid internship program
Mission Bit's student body was comprised of 36% females, 31% latinos and 8% african-americans
Mission Bit's plans for the Fall 2014 semester, include:
10 classes with roughly 1/3 being hosted by San Francisco tech companies.
Teaching 150 San Francisco public school students... a 690% increase over Fall 2013.
Deploying 100 professional engineers and entrepreneurs as volunteer in-class mentors to the students.
Opening of the Hacker Lab. Details to be announced soon.
Have laptops to donate? Want to help teach? We'd love to work with you, get involved today!
Who We Are
Mission Bit is a non-profit that offers free programming classes taught by experienced engineers and entrepreneurs to San Francisco public school students. We provide everything the students need, they just need to show up and be eager to learn. No prior experience required.
We give students the opportunity to learn directly from successful engineers and entrepreneurs who enjoy sharing knowledge and want to give back to the community. We're focused on project based learning and aim to teach both core computer science concepts as well as the practical skills and technologies that are required to build web sites and applications today.
Why It Matters
- 70% of San Francisco's public high schools do not offer any kind of computer science class.
- Local businesses scour the globe for top talent, we want to provide more opportunities to our community.
- Many skilled programmers would love to teach, but need an organization like Mission Bit to make it feasible.