Code Ninjas Opens In Eagan Today

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Code Ninjas, the fastest growing franchise in the United States, is opening in Eagan on July 9, 2018, with additional locations soon to follow in Woodbury and Apple Valley.

Using an engaging game-based curriculum that emphasizes teamwork, logic, math and problem solving, Code Ninjas teaches kids ages 7 to 14 to code (also known as computer programming).”

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Apple Valley Coders Advance To Technovation’s Global Semifinals

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By Amy Mihelich, SUN

“Girls at Falcon Ridge Middle School in Apple Valley are shattering glass ceilings by programming glass screens. Technovation[MN] is part of a global competition that supports diversity in information technology career fields. Through a 12-week program, mentors and coaches help teams of up to five girls brainstorm, create and pitch a mobile app that solves a social problem.”

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A Record Number Of Presentations At Technovation[MN] App Challenge

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By Patrick Kennedy, Star Tribune

“Last weekend hundreds of girls gathered to compete for Technovation[MN]’s Appapalooza international app-building challenge.  St. Louis Park-based Code Savvy, a non-profit that encourages kids and teens to explore computer coding, runs Technovation[MN] and the regional competition of the event. They reported record participation with 74 teams presenting their apps this year. “

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TechnovationMN Girls Pitch Their Apps

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By Heidi Wigdahl, Kare11

“MINNEAPOLIS — The boardroom was full at U.S. Bank headquarters on Monday afternoon, but a majority of the people seated at the table were girls ages 10-18. Seven teams of young women in middle school and high school were there to present their mobile apps to U.S. Bank executives. Their apps were created as part of Technovation[MN]–a Code Savvy non-profit youth program where girls dream up, design code and pitch mobile apps that solve social problems. “

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Code Ninjas Is Opening In Minnesota To Teach Kids Coding And Robotics

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By Dan DeBaun, Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal

Code Ninjas, a franchise that teaches youth coding and robotics, is starting to open locations in the Twin Cities. The first Minnesota Code Ninjas will open in Edina on Saturday at 3016 W. 66th St. (a former Subway restaurant), said Jon Blood, a local Code Ninjas franchisee.”

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Minneapolis Boy Launches Tech-Savvy Initiative For Black Youth

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“MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – Donning black-rimmed glasses and a bright red tee, 12-year-old D.J. Comeaux of Minneapolis beamed as he sat inside the A Mill Artist Lofts Sunday. Just hours earlier he had launched a new initiative called Afro Bot Boyz, pairing his love for robotics with the goal of inspiring young black men and women to pursue careers in technology. “I want it to become something everyone can rely on,” he said, working to explain his signature brand.”

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