The New York Times recently published an article showing how a few big cities (e.g. New York, Chicago) are trying out Code.org‘s “Hour of Code.” According to the article, nine States have begun awarding computer science credit in the same manner as science and math.
It’s about time. Continue reading
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This past weekend, my fellow coworkers and I attended the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. More than just attended, we had a booth to teach kids (and adults) how to solder. People would wait in line, get a free kit (Yes, free. They got to take it home.), and sit down at a soldering station where we would help them learn the basics as they made their way through the soldering kit. This was a huge hit, and apparently, it has been for some time for SparkFun. Continue reading