Inspired By Real Engineering Practice
EFTW gives participants and facilitators the opportunity to put engineering concepts into practice. Together, we'll work with program teams on week-long “sprints,” projects that use tech skills to add social value. We’ll provide the materials, resources and webinars to simulate how Facebook engineers work.
Facilitators: Getting Started
Facilitators are the lynchpin for EFTW having a meaningful impact on teens. Whether you're a computer science educator with a wealth of experience or a volunteer leading an after-school program, EFTW is designed to ensure your success as a program facilitator.
Supporting Facilitator Success
EFTW has partnered with Digital Promise Global, a nonprofit organization focused on supporting innovative teaching, to equip facilitators with the knowledge and tools to lead teams at their after-school program.
EFTW Getting Started Webinar
Before facilitators get started, we host an EFTW Getting Started Webinar to address how they can prepare for their first sprint, outlining expectations, opportunities, and outcomes of the program. They can watch the webinar once their acceptance into the program has been confirmed.
EFTW is committed to seeing both participants and facilitators get the help they need to build a project they're proud of. All participants will have access to an exclusive Facebook Group, where the EFTW team will be available to help with instructional materials, webinars and online support.
Need help? Stuck on a lesson? Our Group Q&A Polls are an opportunity for teams to share their questions and up-vote the questions of others to be covered during Engineering Webinars.
Find the latest updates on sprint timelines, submission deadlines and project examples designed to keep you connected during your EFTW sprint.
Our sprint schedule will keep you on-track once the project has officially begun.
Learning From Engineers
A core value of EFTW is connection: helping to demystify the world of tech by introducing participants to the diverse faces behind it. Facebook engineers will open open the doors to how they work by facilitating several Engineering Webinars during each project sprint.
Project Tips & Inspiration
Our engineers will share project and personal insights for participants to move past any obstacles encountered during each sprint.
The pathway for pursuing a computer science education shouldn't be a mystery, and Engineering Webinars will highlight additional educational opportunities that participants can take advantage of.