Case Study: Fiona McCrae

Codecraft Works became a Brevard Public Schools partner in 2014. Though this partnership is young, we’ve been lucky enough to work alongside a variety of talented teachers, interns, and employees. Their hard work and dedication mean the world to us, so we are starting a case study series. In this series, we will talk to community members past and present, and highlight how their work with Codecraft has positively affected their lives. We are so happy to know that our work matters. Thank you, for joining this community and supporting us each step of the way.  Fiona McCrae Fiona McCrae […]

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Case Study: A Conversation with Cameron Burrows

Codecraft Works became a Brevard Public Schools partner in 2014. Though this partnership is young, we’ve been lucky enough to work alongside a variety of talented teachers, interns, and employees. Their hard work and dedication mean the world to us, so we are starting a case study series. In this series, we will talk to community members past and present, and highlight how their work with Codecraft has positively affected their lives. We are so happy to know that our work matters. Thank you, for joining this community and supporting us each step of the way.  Cameron Burrows Cameron Burrows […]

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Codecraft Works Awarded Competitive Grant from the National Science Foundation

Codecraft Works Awarded Competitive Grant from the National Science Foundation America’s Seed Fund Powered by NSF Provides Funding for R&D; Helps small businesses move innovations out of the lab and into the market Melbourne, Florida, October 26 – Codecraft Works has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant to commercialize innovative technology by conducting research and development (R&D) work on access to computer science education and real-world technical problem solving strategies critical to a competitive education in the world market. Currently, the diversity of computer science curriculum, ease of access, and amplification […]

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Cybersecurity and the Girl Scouts of America

Cybersecurity and the Girl Scouts of America Girl Scouts and Cybersecurity On Saturday October 7th, Codecraft Works partnered with Raytheon and Vector 35 to give the Girl Scouts of America a lesson in cybersecurity. The girls earned three badges for their vests, learned about internet safety, and gained a deeper understanding of privacy, networks and binary code. While Girl Scouts are known for their crafts and cookies, these new badges are allowing these young girls to do much more than ever before. “These badges didn’t exist yet, because it wasn’t as easy to get access to computers and the internet,” […]

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Closing the Workforce Development Pipeline Gap for Computer Software Engineers, Designers, and Cybersecurity Professionals

Closing the Workforce Development Pipeline Gap for Computer Software Engineers, Designers, and Cybersecurity Professionals Despite offering generous salaries and perks, companies simply can’t find enough computer software engineers, designers, or cybersecurity professionals to meet their needs. This isn’t because these jobs are undesirable but because the current workforce simply doesn’t have the needed skills. It’s time to take a new approach to match employers with employees who are prepared to contribute on day one. A Gap in the Workforce Development Pipeline The employment data shows a consistent trend of there simply not being enough software engineers. Over the past year, […]

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What Kind of Summer Camp Does Your Child Need?

What Kind of Summer Camp Does Your Child Need? "How was camp today?" "I hate it. It’s boring. Can I just stay home?" It’s an answer no parent wants to hear. We get it: Finding something for your kids to do all day, all summer, can be a pain. But before you default to the easiest option – the same camp you attended when you were their age; it was fun at the time, right? – there are some questions you ought to ask yourself. Or, better yet, ask your child. Every child is their own person, but they have […]

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The Importance of Computer Science Education

The Importance of Computer Science Education From meteorology to movies, computer programming touches almost every industry. With a rapid growth in jobs requiring computer programming skills, it’s vital to take note of the importance of gaining a computer science education. Here are a few things to consider: 1. It Future-Proofs Your Career As technology continues to advance, more and more employers are turning to technology to automate and handle their processes. However, having computer programming skills can still work to future-proof your career. For instance, employers will continue to need the designers and creators of software programs and AI-powered technologies, […]

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Why Video Games Tell the Best Stories

Why Video Games Tell the Best Stories The development of multimedia technologies made video games possible, and they have had a profound effect on how we tell stories. Other methods like books, movies, and performing arts have undergone similar changes due to technology, but no other method has advanced storytelling the way that video games have. Here is a look at why video games tell the best stories. Experiencing Stories There are many modes of storytelling, and each one comes with its own method of interacting with consumers and limitations. We interact with every form of storytelling, and the degree […]

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Collaboration for Teachers

March 21, 2018 For Immediate Release Florida Institute of Technology and Codecraft Works Announce Collaboration for Teachers to Learn Computer Science and Earn Certifications Melbourne, Fla. – Florida Institute of Technology announced today a collaboration for teachers. The availability of accredited Codecraft Works courses for teachers to learn computer science. As technology continues to advance all over the world, teachers can benefit from having a better understanding of computer science and being able to prepare their students for a rapidly evolving future. Adults will gain a competitive edge in any industry and have the opportunity to join a network of […]

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2017 Year in Review, 2018 Look Ahead

The Early Days – A Quick History Codecraft Works, LLC was founded by myself, Shannon, and Josh Landin in 2011 as a web application design and development consulting company. At the time, we enjoyed designing technical solutions for a variety of business problems and working with entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits. When I recognized a “screen time” problem in my own home, I approached a good friend, Laurie Giniewski, about partnering up and working on a solution. In July of 2013, Laurie and I started the nonprofit Codecraft Lab, now know as Codecraft Foundation, to support critical, high-tech mentoring services for […]

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