Phoenix prepares for The Great AZ Code Challenge 3.0
Jun16

Phoenix prepares for The Great AZ Code Challenge 3.0

“Culture is defined by what we celebrate.” That’s the thought Alicia Holmes and her team had in mind when they created the first Great AZ Code Challenge in 2015. The event was Arizona’s second biggest hackathon back then; in 2016, the size of the event doubled with 250 participants and 650 people in attendance at the closing ceremony. The Great AZ Code Challenge 3.0 is making its next round this July 21st and 22nd at Infusionsoft. The...

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Five AZ summer tech camps for kids
May26

Five AZ summer tech camps for kids

As temperatures get hotter and kids finish their last days at school, parents are looking ahead to summer plans. Here are five cool events in Arizona where kids will have fun and learn a lot about tech. VR Junkies Summer Camp VR Junkies, a virtual reality arcade, is a fun place to spend time indoors this summer. Customers pay per minute for a virtual reality game of their choosing, including kid-friendly games. On top of regular...

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California-based gaming company to host tournament in Gilbert
Apr28

California-based gaming company to host tournament in Gilbert

Super League Gaming, a company based out of Santa Monica that brings gaming competitions to movie theaters, is launching a Minecraft tournament here in the Valley. The company has partnered with Harkins Theatres, and will be using the theater in the SanTan Village shopping center in Gilbert to host the event. This tournament is open for kids and teens, and local team Phoenix Blaze will be competing. This event is a great opportunity...

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Uber’s teen driving service arrives in Phoenix
Mar27

Uber’s teen driving service arrives in Phoenix

Self-driving cars are no longer the only service that Uber Technologies Inc. is testing out in the Phoenix area. The once 18-and-over San Francisco-based driving company is introducing their new teen driving service to the Valley.  Now people ages 13 to 17 can get a safe and reliable ride with Uber’s teen driving program. Before this service was created, Uber had the long-standing rule that anyone under the age of 18 had to be...

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How 13-year-old Backpacks 4 Kids AZ CEO helps disadvantaged children
Feb17

How 13-year-old Backpacks 4 Kids AZ CEO helps disadvantaged children

Backpacks 4 Kids AZ is a non-profit organization that provides local disadvantaged children with backpacks full of supplies. Displaced children receive backpacks with toiletries and toys, while low-income students receive backpacks with pencils, notebooks, and other school supplies. If that isn’t cool enough, get this: Backpacks 4 Kids AZ is run by 13-year-old Kaitlyn Martinez. Kaitlyn came up for the idea for her organization in 2015...

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