League Featured in Councilmember Bry February 2017 Newsletter

February 2017

“It was inspiring to learn about the projects young coding students are working on at the League of Amazing Programmers. I was especially impressed by a high school student who developed an app that tracks crime data geographically. These bright young minds are the future of our innovation economy.”

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League Students Place 1st in First Tech Challenge Robotics Competition

January 2017  – On Saturday Jan. 21, a First Tech Challenge Robotics (FTC) competition was held at The Grauer School in Encinitas.  In a field of 16 teams competing from the region, the team from R. Roger Rowe Middle school, RSF Singularity, earned the first place position and received the Winning Alliance trophy. What is…

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Carmel Valley engineer runs unique nonprofit school that teaches computer programming to youths

Del Mar Times Newspaper, November 14, 2011

“Former Navy pilot, electrical engineer and computer manufacturer Vic Wintriss has the outrageous idea that children of grade- and middle-school ages can be taught computer programming — and, who knows, might even become the next Steve Jobs or Bill Gates — or at least help alleviate a looming national shortage of one million programmers that threatens the current U.S. leadership status in technology.”

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6th annual International Autonomous Robot Competition features local kids

Del Mar Times July, 2013

“Learning how to write computer programs is something every kid should know in this age of high technology,” Third District San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts said as he opened the 6th annual International Autonomous Robot Competition at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park recently.

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The LEAGUE of Amazing Programmers: Mentoring the Next Generation of Programming

By: Sherry Booth Freeman, Ph.D.

NC State Unniversity

“One of the greatest challenges facing the U.S. technology economy today is a crucial shortage of skilled and trained information technology professionals. While there are currently more than  half a million open jobs across every industry that require computing skills, employers are only able to fill an estimated 30% of the positions.

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Local Students Create Mobile Crime App

Del Mar Times, November 2016

High-crime areas are unfortunately becoming a reality.  To help find safe driving routes, a team of students at The League Of Amazing Programmers has created a new app Steer Clear San Diego.  The app computes relative danger of a designated route based on local crime data bases.  Mentored by teacher Site Mao, the app was written by  Ruoya Yan,  Matthew Smith, Ryan Nemiroff, TJ Gascho and Nicholas Contreras as  part of their level 6 “social good” project.

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