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The 2nd Annual CS Experience


Monday, December 9, 2019

at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

1500 Walnut St., Philadelphia

The CS Experience is a full-day program for approximately 100 high school students from across Philadelphia to engage in hands-on computer science learning led by computer science educators and tech industry professionals. 


No prior experience in computer science is required and no preparation is necessary. Activities are designed to benefit and engage students and teachers with all levels of exposure to computer science. Each high school is eligible to send one team comprised of 5-10 students with 1 teacher chaperone. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Schools must provide their own transportation; free parking is available upon request.


Program Schedule



8:00 School teams arrive

8:30 School teams meet their tech mentors 

9:00 Welcome Remarks

  • Mayor Kenney, City of Philadelphia

  • Superintendent William R. Hite, Jr., The School District of Philadelphia

  • Dan Fitzpatrick, Citizens Bank

  • Franklyn Athias, CTO Xfinity Mobile

  • Fabian Elliott, Black Tech Mecca 

9:30 Keynote address: Khalia Braswell, Tech for Good

10:00 Break  

10:15 Rotate through activity stations



12:00 Lunch

12:45 Rotate through activity stations

2:15 Team reflection

2:45 Student/teacher teams depart 

Space is limited so registration is available on a first-come, first-serve basis!

Registration Deadline: Closed (at capacity)

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