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Media Advisory: AISD Students Learn Hands-on App Development at IBM BlueMix Family Night

Participants include students from Akins, Ann Richards, Bertha Sadler Means, Crockett and Small Green Tech Academy

Austin ISD students and their parents are invited to learn code using Bluemix in a fun, hands-on environment at IBM-Austin Innovation Center. 

Bluemix is an open-standards, cloud-based platform, developed partly at IBM-Austin, for building, managing and running apps of all types. It is based on the Cloud Foundry open source platform as a service, and enables organizations and developers to quickly and easily create, deploy and manage applications on the cloud. 

Who: Kids (age 12-17), along with a parent, will gain experience in applying easy concepts to create fun applications on their own devices.

What: The event includes a kid-friendly dinner provided by IBM, a Bluemix presentation and hands-on activities. There is no charge for participation.

When: 6–7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9

Where: IBM Innovation Center, 11501 Burnet Road, Bldg. 904, Longhorn Room, Austin, 78758

Background: Bluemix is a platform that people with little to no development background can leverage to learn the fundamentals of coding and apply those immediately to create applications. The CoderDojo community is already leveraging Bluemix as a platform for young coders and to potentially help shape future careers as developers.