Code+ could not succeed without the generous support of our sponsors. Our corporate sponsors engage with project teams and lend their invaluable tech industry expertise. Duke sponsors may also engage with student teams, but are often "behind the scenes," supporting housing, program events, and more. 

Code+ impacts students and the Duke and Durham communities through collaboration, scholarship, and service. With mentorship and guidance from corporate partners, IT professionals, faculty, and researchers, students tap into an innovative mindset, creativity, and resourcefulness to develop unique outcomes and solutions.

Duke has deepened its relationships with corporate partners to extend into co-curricular and experiential learning programs like Code+. Partners participate not only as financial sponsors, but also as subject matter experts who meet periodically with their sponsored student team(s), providing them with invaluable industry perspectives. Sponsorship directly supports student stipends during the summer program.

Sponsors enjoy working with students, are invested in their success, and are enthusiastic about creating pathways for them to participate in future internships. Corporate sponsorship of the Code+ program has significantly impacted students' career trajectories and increased equity, inclusion, and diversity in the technology talent pipeline.

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Adobe has sponsored two visual arts-related projects, Augmented Reality App for Duke Basketball Museum (2020) and "Frictionless" AR: A Museum Exhibit Toolkit (2021). 

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Cisco is a long-time supporter of Code+, having sponsored multiple projects over several years: Duke Bug Bounty Program (2020), Malicious Code Detonation Tester (2020), Cyberinfrastructure Management System (2021), Home Network Defense via the STINGAR Project (2021), Exploring Software Bills of Materials (2023), and Developing and Prototyping Honeypots (2023). 

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Duke's Center for Computational Thinking (CCT) provided general program support in 2022 and 2023. The CCT partners with OIT's Academic Media Technology team to produce videos featuring students' learning experiences.

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Duke's Office of the Provost has provided essential support, particularly for student housing, since 2021.

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 IBM sponsored the Devil-bot Chatbot for Duke project (2021).

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Microsoft has been an important and very engaged partner, sponsoring many projects since 2019 and hosting the Code+ cohort to discuss careers at their offices in Research Triangle Park. Their projects include Campus Wayfinding and Augmented Reality (2019), Root Causes Fresh Produce Program (2022), AI Customer Service Chat Platform  (2023), and Campus Mail Package Pickup (2023).


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Oracle sponsored the Visualization in Python for Duke Data Scientists project (2022). 

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The Rhodes Information Initiative at Duke runs the Data+ and Climate+ programs, and underwrites a variety of Code+ program expenses, including meals, events, and promotion.

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Splunk sponsored the Expanding Access to Duke Forest Data project (2021).

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Transact Campus, Duke's ID card and campus commerce partner, has supported a Code+ project every year since 2019. Two of the projects, Donate Food Points to Food Insecure Students (2020) and Duke FixIt: An Issue Reporting App for Duke (2022), continued to be developed by students after summer's end, and are in full production. Other projects include three related to events and attendance: Duke Event Attendance App (2019), Event Attendance/Duke Rewards (2021), and Managing Events and Attendance (2023).