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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Taking Kids From Game Player to Game Maker

by Maya Mojica Setting Up for Success There is good news for parents! Your child’s hours of online gaming may actually be the first step toward a career in computer programing. Codecraft Works can provide kids with the foundation to take them from game player to game maker. Some parents are resisting the technological takeover that is a result of today’s electronic driven world. However, many more are realizing that technology could actually be the key to their child’s future success. Research shows that senior professional programmers make around $100,000 annually. Codecraft Works in Melbourne Florida is giving kids a […]

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2017 – 2018 SECME

  Why participate in this competition? ​  To prepare for the future that is already here, we’re going to need more programmers! Robot ice cream makers? Burger chefs? Video game developers? Business owners? We all know that cars are becoming automated and if you can name a job with a repetitive task, it’s likely there’s an algorithm doing that job today too. A 2015 Gallup poll sponsored by Google found that 9 out of 10 parents want schools to teach computer science – so our children grow up not just using technology but learning how to create it. In fact […]

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Back To School

We’re hosting a back-to-school open house for YOU! Our community. Visit the Melbourne location and learn about the Labs and Clubs happening in Brevard this school year. While you look around and ask questions, the kids are invited to join a Minecraft build, .io challenge, play Super Smash Bros or try the VR vault! To play Minecraft, you’ll need your own PC account. If you have a game system with Super Smash Bro’s, or the Nintendo Switch, BRING IT! Bring your controllers too?! A day of fun, and learning, for all. […]

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Codecraft Summer Camp Round Up

Codecraft Works Summer Camps 2017 are a wrap!  Camp themes such as Mission to Mars, Sports and Games Around the World, Art and Music, and Digital Storytelling challenged campers to think creatively while learning the fundamentals of computer science. Our advanced camps took it to the next level with Python, Game Design, Web Development, and Cyber Security. Thanks to all of our campers, families, sponsors, and instructors for a great seven weeks of creating, learning, and fun. Enjoy a few highlights below! […]

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