DATE: October 6, 2017
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

Capital One Coders Experience

Capital One, in cooperation with the Office of the Secretary of Technology, is sponsoring free, one-day workshops for girls in grades 6-8 in the state of Virginia who are interested in STEM. Participants will learn how to create mobile apps, hone problem-solving skills, and gain software development knowledge.  Registration and additional information about the workshops are available at link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website

The workshops are being offered in ten different locations on two days.

Saturday, October 14 Saturday, October 21
ATC at Tidewater Community College Germanna Community College
Capital One McLean Campus James Madison University
Capital One Richmond Campus Southern Virginia Higher Education Center
The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
University of Virginia Virginia Western Community College


For additional information about the workshops, please contact Timothy Ellis at, or (804) 225-3489.