Summer code camp scheduled in Cookeville

COOKEVILLE – Tennessee Code Academy (TN Code Academy) is hosting another computer programming camp in Cookeville, June 2-6, at the Biz Foundry. The weeklong day camp will teach young people the basics of computer programming, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, gaming, design fundamentals and web application. Students will learn from expert mentors, programmers and various industry experts.

The camp is open to those ages 12-18 and only 24 slots are available. Over the past year, TN Code Academy has run about 100 students through their camps, with an estimated 500 by the end of 2014. The organization will host over a dozen camps all across Tennessee this summer.

“This is a unique opportunity for the youth in Tennessee to be exposed to the skill set to launch them into a modern-day economy,” said Sammy Lowdermilk, program director for TN Code Academy. “In the next 10 years there will be a million more computer science jobs than graduates, and we want to do our small part to lessen that gap.” The camps have been set up to help develop a high-tech talent pool in Tennessee as industry has moved to demand these skillsets, he said.

Students are encouraged to sign up soon as available slots will fill quickly. Students may apply at

For more information, contact Lowdermilk at (931) 372-1039 or

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