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Technology Shapes Our World

Technology Shapes Our World

We have a guest writer this month. Nafees is a high-school senior who is doing an internship with Start Code. He is assisting in our labs and also wrote about his experience with programming and future plans.
Future Proof Kids

Future Proof Kids

The NPR show Marketplace did a story this year titled “Robot Proof Jobs”. The series looked at automation and jobs previously thought to be “safe” from automation. What can our students do today to start them on a path toward “future proof jobs”?
Coding First Impressions

Coding First Impressions

As we strive to continuously improve the experience for new students to Start Code, one question is always important. What do we want the kids to gain from their experience with a first coding language? 
What is Augmented Reality?

What is Augmented Reality?

What exactly is Augmented Reality, or AR? It feels like we are just becoming familiar with Virtual Reality (VR) and the headsets from Sony, Faceboo...
Time to start

Time to start

As the parent of a child who wants to learn computer programming, figuring out where to even start can be a daunting task.  I know because I went d...
Encouraging Creativity

Encouraging Creativity

A great Wired article looks at the pace of innovation and occurrence of human geniuses across history.  Based on statistical research, human ...
Girl Power in Technology

Girl Power in Technology

A New York Times article looked at recent data on the difference in pay between men and women.  A company called PayScale examined a wide variety o...
Coding As A Future Skillset

Coding As A Future Skillset

If you were to ask many people what their view of a “coder” is, they would probably refer in some way to a hoody-wearing geek type in Silicon Valle...
Computer Science Still Growing at Universities

Computer Science Still Growing at Universities

Universities are continuing to see the results of the national attention on computer science and coding. Cornell University, for example, has tripl...
Combining Creative and Technical Skills

Combining Creative and Technical Skills

Many of the big tech stories this fall have been about artificial intelligence and the rise of automation. Tesla and Google are working hard on the...
The Future of Coding, AI, and Neural Networks

The Future of Coding, AI, and Neural Networks

Wired magazine has an interesting article on the future of coding and the increasing use of machine learning and neural networks. Many of the bigge...

Combine Liberal Arts with Computer Science

One doesn’t often think of Liberal Arts colleges when looking for computer science programs, but a recent trend by these colleges could make the fi...