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Bay Area Updates: Fall

Happy Indigenous People’s Heritage Month from
Code Nation! 

The month of November marks Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month also knownNative American Heritage Month! There are over 9 million Native Americans and Native Alaskans living in the United States today across over 570 federally recognized tribes and villages.

Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month is a time to recognize and honor the many diverse cultures, histories, and experiences of Indigenous people. At Code Nation, we celebrate our students, families, volunteers, and staff who are part of the Indigenous community. And while we recognize that there’s still a lot of work to be done to support these communities, we also celebrate Indigenous peoples who have paved a pathway to a career in tech!

Other Ways You Can Celebrate and Learn!

Want to keep learning? Here are some resources that include articles, video listings, documentaries, and podcasts!

  • NPR is celebrating by highlighting different Indigenous stories and culture throughout the public media sphere. Tiny Desk will be featuring Indigenous artists like William Prince, Ya Tseen and Raye Zaragoza. Celebrate with us by listening to these podcasts, Tiny Desk Concerts and reading through our resource list. This blog post will continue to be updated throughout November, so be sure to bookmark it! 
  • About to do some shopping? Check out this article from Good Housekeeping that highlights 20 different Indigenous and Native-Owned Businesses you can support! 
  • Just like there are many coding languages, there are over 150 Native North American languages still spoken today, this article on Babbel Magazine does a great job detailing the history and complexity of Indigenous languages in North America.
  • Cultural Survival has curated numerous publications, podcasts, films, chefs and foods, businesses, non-profits, museums, and more! Check it out here!

Student Affinity Groups! 

Code Nation is launching our 21-22 Student Affinity Groups, which will be completely virtual again this year! Connect with students of similar backgrounds and identities across all three of Code Nation’s regions (New York City, Chicago, and the San Francisco Bay Area).

The event will be held on Friday, December 3rd from 4:00-5:15pm (PT)
RSVP Here!
NoteWhen registering, for “Event name”, select “NAT Student Affinity Group Launch Dec FY21”

Virtual Hackathons

Want to compete on a team and put your coding skills to use? Hackclub has listed 4 virtual Hackathons in November, and one in December.

Learn more here!

Student Projects from this Fall! 

As the school year rolls on, we’ll be showcasing different student projects by Code Nation students across the Bay Area and across all levels of programming (Intro to Web Development, Fellowship 1, and Fellowship 2)! 

Check out Ana Cai’s Portfolio she built at Clever Fellowship in San Francisco!

And take a look at Eileen Deng’s (Galileo High School in San Franciscio) first project in Code Nation where she interviewed a fellow Code Nation classmate and made a Bio/Hire Page about them!

Program Manager Contact Information 

Meg Reed,, 415 271 8231
Brent Copple,, 415 916 9497
Leah Smith,, 510 306 5813
Cassie Houghton,, 415 757 7578
Ana Rivera,, 510 368 6244

As always, if you have any questions, concerns or need any support, please reach out. Have a great rest of November! 

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