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800 STUDENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS TAKE ON YOUTH CODE JAM THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

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SAN ANTONIO (September 12, 2017)
– San Antonio’s tween and teen population is gearing up to be a part of the ever-growing tech scene in the city. This Saturday, September 16 at ESC Region 20 Conference Center (1314 Hines Rd., Building 4, 78208), more than 800 students and family members, as well as 150 volunteers will work together to learn about cyber security, design video games, and code in java and python at the sixth annual San Antonio Youth Code Jam, a free event sponsored by Rackspace, the 80/20 Foundation, and ESC Region 20.

Youth Code Jam is a learning environment that encourages collaboration, connection, communication, and creativity. When individuals learn to code, they learn problem solving, logic, design and critical thinking.

Ken Mercer, Texas School Board of Education Member for District 5, will be one of the special guests of the event – working with and observing the students as they use technology to build, make, and create.

Youth Code Jam is the state’s largest youth coding event. The goals for the San Antonio Youth Code Jam include:

  •  Creating opportunities for youth to explore computer programming, robots, cyber security, and other technologies;
  • Providing an interactive space for parents and children to learn together;
  • Connecting these hands-on activities to core curriculum and 21st century skills, like systems thinking, logic and critical reasoning;
  • Developing a community ecosystem that supports youth in their learning;
  • Providing an opportunity for industry professionals to give back and share their expertise with students and their families; and
  • Preparing students for jobs of the future.

 

Sponsors of the event include the 80/20 Foundation, Rackspace, and ESC Region 20. For more information, visit www.youthcodejam.org.

 

About Youth Code Jam

Youth Code Jam is a San Antonio-based nonprofit that inspires students to learn computer programming, builds their confidence in their skills, and helps them imagine themselves in the jobs of the future. In 2016, 1,950 participants took part in Youth Code Jam events and camps. To learn more about the organization and the movement, visit www.youthcodejam.org.

About 80/20 Foundation 
The 80/20 Foundation was established by Graham Weston, Co-founder and Chairman of Rackspace Hosting. Based on the Pareto Principle, the foundation invests in the 20% of the non-profits driving 80% of the social impact turning San Antonio into the next hub for entrepreneurship, promoting technology education for the high-skill jobs of our knowledge economy, and providing more urban options. For more information, visitwww.8020foundation.com.

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Episode 77 | Music Artist John Philip

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Today’s guest on I Am Refocused Podcast is John Philip!

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Motivated by the move of God, John Philip Stevens has been operating in the gifts of music since the age of 5. Even as a youth, he knew that music would become a major part of his life. Witnessing his mother playing and directing, and his father preaching, he developed a passionate interest for God and later on in life, began to recreate those childhood scenes of ministry and music. ​

Driven by the power of God, John has blessed to flow in an unique anointing that has been witnessed across the United States through song, music and the word. He has also shared platforms with suchs artists as Leandria Johnson, Andrea Helms, Drea Randle, Doobie Powell, Jason Nelson and many many others. ​​

He also has several works of his own such as:
“Steps to Destiny. Vol 1” – EP released in 2011
“Wait” – single released in 2013
“Favor is Better” – single released in Fall 2017
and the highly anticipated full length album
“2nd Wind” – Jan 12, 2018
This multi-faceted musician only knows the humble role of a servant, who enjoys seeing God’s people blessed beyond expectation.


“I’ve learned to take the limits off God and in doing so, God has shown me how NOT to limit myself in Him.”-John says.

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A Lifetime of Service

Joey Contreras, who left his mark prosecuting racketeering cases against the Texas Mexican Mafia and the Texas Syndicate, was promoted to head the major crimes unit. The unit prosecutes gun and violent crimes, immigration offenses, child exploitations and pornography crimes. Major crimes includes the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), which prosecutes major drug and money-laundering rings.
Experience.

Federal prosecutor from 2000 to 2017. Was Gang Coordinator for San Antonio and the Western District of Texas responsible for investigating and prosecuting all major gangs, and Chief of the Major Crimes Unit.

State prosecutor from 1988-2000. Chief of the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office

Successfully prosecuted dozens of murder and capital murder cases, thousands of sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and burglary cases, obtained death sentences against four murderers.
Education.

Cornell University, Bachelor of Science Degree 1985. Recipient of numerous awards for leadership and academic success.

University of Texas School of Law 1988. Honors in Advanced Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Constitutional Law.

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