Code Without Borders

Code Without Borders

KhodeUp News

September 15th, 2014 • Berkeley, California

Dear friends of KhodeUp,

Thanks so much for helping me raise $21,175 to launch a coding program at Future Light Orphanage (FLOW) in Cham Chao, Cambodia. I spent four weeks there in August. It was monsoon season, so my 24 students often arrived soaking wet – but always smiling. As one boy, Chumnith, said: “JavaScript is a little bit make me headache.” Still, everyone dug in and did their best. Here are some highlights:

KhodeUp News

September 15th, 2014 • Berkeley, California

Dear friends of KhodeUp,

Thanks so much for helping me raise $21,175 to launch a coding program at Future Light Orphanage (FLOW) in Cham Chao, Cambodia. I spent four weeks there in August. It was monsoon season, so my 24 students often arrived soaking wet – but always smiling. As one boy, Chumnith, said: “JavaScript is a little bit make me headache.” Still, everyone dug in and did their best. Here are some highlights:

Our Mission

We aim to empower future generations

through web development and

graphic design education

Vision and Curriculum

Our Mission

We aim to empower future generations through

web development and graphic design education

Vision and Curriculum

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Our Vision

The KhodeUp program aims to give these kids a skill that would put them at the forefront of an exploding market.

We will be teaching them basic web design skills that they’ll then be able to build off of and market to businesses in Cambodia. Over the course of 4 weeks 20-40 teens will learn HTML, CSS, and the basics of JavaScript and design.

Our long term vision includes providing the support these teens need to start their own web design business. This means helping them learn any kind of skill they need by directing them towards online tutorials, teaching them ourselves through Skype, or connecting them to people who are experienced in that area. Additionally we’d like to provide incentive for teaching other underprivileged kids basic coding skills.

What's In The Curriculum?

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Curriculum

We will teach the basics of HTML/CSS, design, and JavaScript in the first two weeks, and then will form them into more teams to work on their final project. The final project consists of them having to design and code a responsive website in two weeks according to a client dossier. This will hopefully give them a taste of what it's like -- designing for a client and help them to expand and develop skills in frameworks, APIs, and general coding and design.

  • Week One: Intro To HTML/CSS and Design
  • Week Two: Intro To JavaScript
  • Week Three: Team Creation and Intro To Final Project
  • Week Four: Final Project

Our Team

Our Team

Uma Krishnan

Curriculum Developer

Ming Horn

Founder, Teacher, All-Arounder

Charlotte Dubach-Reinhold

State-Side Aide
Advisory Board
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Uma Krishnan

Curriculum Developer

Uma is a coder, dreamer, dancer and leader of social change in her community. She started coding after being part of the Twitter Girls Who Code program and went on to write a medical diary app for seniors, founded a large coding club for girls and is developing a coding program for elementary school kids. She is working on expanding KhodeUp to girls in the slums of Bangalore, India where she volunteers at the Hope Foundation school. Uma is the ASB President at high school, started a dance team called Burlingame Bollywood 8 years ago to teach ethnic dance for free to promote cultural understanding and tolerance.

Ming Horn

Founder, Teacher, All Arounder

Ming has been addicted to computers since the first time she got her hands on them at age 6. Since then, her computer has become an extension of her body and it's a rare phenomenon to see her without it. She's been coding websites for about 5 years, and last summer she participated in the Twitter Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program. While not coding, she enjoys reading, playing viola, listening to all types of music, and playing sports. This will be her 6th visit to Cambodia.

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Charlotte Dubach-Reinhold

State-Side Aide

Charlotte has very strong interests in many aspects of science, technology, fine arts, and education. She has traveled to many countries recently including, Ethiopia and Kenya. Charlotte hopes to use her personal experiences with education to create a structure for introducing new concepts, materials, and even ways of life to underprivileged kids. This year Charlotte picked up coding and web design in Berkeley High's chapter of the Girls Who Code club. Her other passions include: watercolor painting and pen drawing, which she's been doing since she was little.

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Advisory Board

Ashley Gavin

Girls Who Code Curriculum Director

James Pierce

WW Technical Sales Leader at IBM Corporation and eGlobal Family President

Sokhon Phuong

GPS Engineer at MKS Instruments Inc, Utica, NY

Srun Porleang

Education Director of FLOW

Reshma Saujani

CEO of Girls Who Code

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