Boise tech startups launch Code Club for teens

December 10, 2013 

Treasure Valley tech entrepreneurs Brett Adler, Chris Chattin and Doug Joseph plan a free two-hour computer coding event Jan. 21 to help teens learn to code.

The Boise Code Club open house will run from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Watercooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., Boise. The goal, organizers say, is to help area teenagers to get inspired and get help from professional programmers. Computer programming is a sought-after skill by employers in Idaho and beyond.

Programmers from the three men's startups — NetCamps, RetroLux and Locate Express — will be on hand to help teens get started, answer questions and provide resources to help them stick with it.

“With Boise Code Club, we want to help teens start the coding journey,” said Joseph, CEO of Locate Express.

Snacks and beverages will be provided at the event, sponsored by the Idaho Technology Council and Idaho Tech Connect.

To promote Boise Code Club, the entrepreneurs use a quote from President Barack Obama: "Don't just buy a new video game. Make one."

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