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CodeVa – Betting on Big Tech fundraiser
April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$100
CodeVA Announces New Date for Annual Betting Big on Tech
Event raises funds to make computer science available to every student in Virginia
CodeVA is a 501c3 nonprofit that advocates for computer science K-12 education. In addition to direct student programming, they help to train teachers and administrators in computer science curriculum and lessons. In 2016, CodeVA wrote and advocated for Virginia’s passage of the nation’s first Computer Science for All legislation that mandates Computer Science and Computational Thinking, to include coding, as a core subject for all Virginia students from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Betting Big on Tech is an annual charity function that allows CodeVA to partner with Virginia’s business community to raise valuable funds towards this mission. In addition to members of the technology and business communities, attendees have included elected officials from the local and state level, and other notable policy influencers.
Chris Dovi, Executive Director at CodeVA, said “Computer science education for all of Virginia’s students is a must if we are to remain the Digital Dominion, and we are grateful to those who have made previous Betting Big on Tech events successful, and the support they have garnered to help us maintain our title.”
After a hiatus during the COVID pandemic, Betting Big on Tech will return on Thursday, April 14th, at the Thalhimer Pavilion at the Science Museum of Virginia. In addition to food and beverages, attendees can partake in charity casino games, bid on prizes, and place wagers on a virtual derby race. As a demonstration of the impact of CodeVA, there will be a robotics demonstration, and attendees will be able to wager on the battles and skill games.
Visit CodeVirginia.org for information on attending and sponsorship packages.
CodeVA is a 501c3 nonprofit that advocates for computer science K-12 education. It also provides free teacher professional development and curricular support to all state school divisions, and delivers direct student programming through arts and music-integrated computer science summer camps. Through a partnership with Virginia Tourism Commission, CodeVA also administers the “Virginia is for Computer Science Lovers” public awareness campaign. To date, CodeVA has impacted more than 21,000 high school students through year-long course instruction by the computer science teachers that it has trained. Its elementary teacher training has impacted more than 100,000 students.