Beta Builders teaches students from City of Pittsburgh Schools how to code and write software. Organized by Maximilian Dennison and Anthony Harper, Beta Builders started in 2015 and has since worked with over 700 students in the Pittsburgh region.
Beta Builders is taught by young software engineers and local certified teachers. The program looks to expose black and brown students as well as women to computer science. Each Beta Builders session runs three hours a week for 9 months of the year. Learning is hands-on, team-based, and organized around building real websites and software applications. The program also offers transportation assistance and snacks to students.