How did we start?
The Coding League was started in 2016 by Alexandra Roumeliotis, a then high school junior from San Francisco, CA.
Alexandra started her coding journey during the summer of 2011. Determined to program her own facial recognition app, she learned to code through free online courses. Although she didn’t end up coding the app that summer, she did begin her love through computer science that she has been passionately spreading ever since.
Through advocating for computer science education at local middle schools, Alexandra soon realized that not everyone had the same opportunities as herself. Many low-income students did not have access to a computer for frequent use, or even Internet connection. Although many non-profit computer science organizations for youth exist, many don’t have the technology and resources to accommodate students of all financial backgrounds. Through The Coding League, Alexandra hopes to promote diversity in tech by giving low-income students the resources to learn computer science, and working to advocate for women and minority representation.