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Techwise Code Academy Holds Graduation for Young Students

Techwise Code Academy Holds Graduation for Young Students
Posted at 5:53 PM, Jul 24, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) -- A Tech Camp aimed at helping underprivileged teens bridge the digital divide, held a graduation Friday.

Students got to show off what they learned at the "Techwise Code Academy" over the past two weeks.

The participants, ages 13 through 17, received training in software development and web design, which aims to equip the teens with skills that will help in the job market, as well as help them better understand the technology oriented world.

One of the technologies used was "Raspberry Pi."

"It's essentially just a normal computer, what the difference is its extremely small", said Lucas von Hollen, "What we've been doing at this camp is teaching them how to do essentially anything they'd like with it."

Students were able to use "Raspberry Pi", a small hard drive that can fit in the palm of your hand.

They used the drive to make a laptop computer and an arcade gaming system, as well as other devices.