Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build

Discover, create, and learn at the Computer History Museum! Have fun exploring the past, present, and future of computer programming through hands-on activities, while creatively solving problems and making new friends. Get ready to be inspired. Get ready to change the world.

About Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build

The Design_Code_Build program welcomes middle school students from around the Bay Area to a series of one-day events that provide opportunities for all individuals to challenge themselves, become inspired, and see engineering, science, technology and math as an exciting adventure that they can participate in. Each 100-student event features a keynote "rock star" speaker from the tech industry who shares his or her knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion with the participants. Rock stars explore their personal journeys and share insights about their work and industry that help to inspire curiosity and interest. The program is also supported by other tech professionals who act as role models and mentors, providing participants with the opportunity to meet and get to know real people from the tech industry.

This program is developed and led by the Computer History Museum and made possible with generous support from our sponsors.

Level 1: Introductory

Introduces concepts of computer programming, as participants work hands-on with Raspberry Pi technology, write detailed instruction sets to "program" a partner through a life-sized maze, and learn about the relevance and impact of computer history. This program is suitable for students with little to no programming experience and focuses on core concepts of collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity, to help students gain confidence and see themselves as active, capable problem-solvers and future innovators.

Introductory Level Upcoming Events

  • November 5, 2016 - Mentors' Special Edition Featuring Miss CEO Founder Nita Singh Kaushal

Level 2: Intermediate

Builds on the introductory program, digging deeper into the engineering design process as students work in small teams to solve a tech challenge using Raspberry Pi technology. Throughout the day, participants design, code, and build with a variety of electronic components and household supplies, and explore the Museum’s galleries as they learn from history to design for the future. This program is suitable for students who have previously participated in the introductory program or who have some experience with computer programming.

Introductory Level Upcoming Events

Featured Speakers

Rock Stars Tech professionals share their personal stories and encourage students to see STEM as an exciting adventure they can participate in.

Presenting Sponsor

Broadcom Foundation
Major funding for Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build is provided by Broadcom Foundation

Sustaining Sponsor

KLA Tencor

Investing Sponsors

Boston Scientific Foundation
SanDisk Cares

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For More Information

650-810-1890 Cate Robbins