Codestarter now gives laptops to kids internationally

We’re excited to announce that on November 1 Codestarter began accepting applications for partnerships with internationally-based organizations and schools that teach kids to code.

Since Codestarter launched only 5 months ago, we’ve received nearly a dozen inquiries from organizations around the world asking for our help. Many of these organizations have no way to support kids who don’t already have their own computers. Many more requests for laptops come from software developers who have dreamed of helping local kids learn code, but they haven’t been able to do so because of lack of hardware. Contributions from Codestarter will allow existing organizations to include a wider diversity of students, and make it possible for brand new organizations to launch around the globe!

On Tuesday, November 4, cofounder Tom Preston-Werner will hand-deliver 10 laptops to the first 2 internationally-based organizations, CoderDojos in Dublin that support underprivileged kids, many of whom have faced domestic violence. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on the event and the kids as they learn to code. Thank you so much everyone for your support!

If you want to get involved, we’re always looking for gifted volunteers. Email us at, subject: Volunteer.

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