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Parkland Programmers Launch Meeting

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Parkland Programmers is a Farmington, MO based group founded by the LocalTek team that helps the local children learn programming and technology. This is the launch presentation to help parents understand why and what we are offering.

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Parkland Programmers Launch Meeting

  1. 1. MOVING THE PARKLAND TO THE FUTURE BRUCE MARLER
  2. 2. IT’S FUN. IT’S USEFUL. IT’S THE NEW COOL! • Our kids are ready for this • They have sports, dance, piano, why not this? • Why do we think its just a metro thing? • Minecraft, Xbox, iPhones, it is their real estate, their outlet for creative, leadership and critical thinking
  3. 3. WHY? THE NUMBERS • 10 years • 1.4 Million Computer Science Jobs • 400,000 Graduates • 1 Million Job Delta = Opportunity for Youth • 70 to 80k Starting Salary • 2X National Average for Job Growth • A Story….
  4. 4. SPONSORS – PEOPLE WANT THIS! MANY MORE TO COME!!!
  5. 5. OUR TOOLBOX
  6. 6. MOVING FORWARD • The NEXT BIG THING could be built by kids from this class! • The Internet makes opportunity ubiquitous! • Coders are the new ROCKSTARS! • Lets get our kids moving and having fun doing what THEY LOVE!

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