Thank you to everyone who supported our annual fundraiser.
In late September Pi515 had our annual CodeJam Fundraiser! Thank you to everyone who attended the in-person event at Gravitate Downtown Des Moines, and everyone who connected virtually. We had a great time hanging out with members of the tech community while getting some coding done and raising awareness for our organization. We appreciate the support of our sponsors, volunteers, and community partners who donate their time, space, and money to support us.
The success of our organization relies heavily on community support and involvement. We could not give our students the education and motivation that they need to succeed without the involvement of the Des Moines metro community. By investing in our students, we are investing in our community. We recognize the growing demand for tech skills and digital literacy in job applicants across all fields. At Code Jam- we were able to meet a DMACC student, Martin, who came prepared with his resume to share with Nancy. He has since become a valued member of the Pi515 team and has been consistently volunteering and participating in our high school classes.
Thank you to all of our sponsors who helped us put on this event:
By working together, Pi515 and Microsoft TechSpark aim to bridge this gap and ensure that more students are equipped with the necessary skills for success for the future of work. Through collaborative efforts, Pi515 seeks to create educational opportunities, provide mentorship, and foster a stronger connection between industry and students
Pi515's "Day of Innovation" taught six important lessons: passion fuels entrepreneurship, leaving the echo chamber is necessary, great mentorship is key, diversity drives innovation, youth notice problems and the future is bright.