We had an amazing 2019. Here’s what’s next. 👇

2019 was a huge year for Codecraft Works. We announced our new learning platform, developed and launched exciting new programs, and continued to find new ways to bring computer science education to new heights. As we start the new year, we wanted to give a quick recap of all the wonderful things that happened in the Codecraft Works community in 2019, and share with you our vision for 2020 and beyond. 👓 Summer was especially busy at Codecraft Works. We ran 20 camps, hosted 300 brilliant campers, and logged over 270 hours of code. From creating websites to building video game controllers […]

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This #GivingTuesday, help us give back to Brevard – and get some website work done for free!

Thanksgiving week starts one of the biggest shopping weekends for the holiday season. Beginning with Black Friday on Nov. 28th, and followed with Cyber Monday on Nov. 2nd, in total Americans are expected to spend over $12 billion while shopping online. Back in 2012, 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation decided to do something different. They introduced and popularized the idea of Giving Tuesday, a day meant to inspire people to give back to their communities in the spirit of the holiday season, after the days of shopping and consumerism have wound down. It worked — the #givingtuesday movement website […]

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Looking to get into Machine Learning? Meet AWS DeepRacer!

This weekend, we’re hosting an AWS DeepRacer Workshop (for free!) at our Melbourne HQ. But before then, we figured we’d clue you in on just what DeepRacer is in the first place, and why we think it’s so cool.  So, what is it? DeepRacer was created by Amazon Web Services, a division of Amazon that offers cloud computing and application programming interfaces (APIs) for individual developers, companies, and everyone in between. It’s a 1/18th scale autonomous race car, with a built in HD camera, an Intel Atom processor, and WiFi connection. Basically, it’s a mini monster truck with a high-tech […]

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Thinking of a career in tech? Look to cybersecurity, first.

While Halloween is right around the corner, it’s not the only thing happening in October that we’re excited about. October is also Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a month long collaborative effort between industry leaders and the U.S. government designed to bring attention to online safety and security. It aims to not only help Americans understand how to stay safe while online, but also draw attention to the cybersecurity field as a whole. As big-name companies like Target and Capital One make headlines for suffering the effects of widespread security breaches, it’s no surprise why the cybersecurity field is growing 32% per […]

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Codecraft Computer Codecraft Programming Competitions 2020

Getting Started Guides for Scratch, Python, or Java Getting Started with Scratch Make an account at www.scratch.mit.edu.Decide whether you’d like to make a story or a game. Brainstorm some ideas and write them down on a sheet of paper.Plan out how you intend to implement your ideas.Break down the actions, and use pseudocode to describe events and if/then conditions before starting to build the program.Build your idea on ScratchHave lots of people pay your game or story, get feedback, improve!Share your project! (Make sure the project is “Shared”) Here’s an example of a winning story project: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/282844316/ Here’s an example of […]

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FieldCore and Codecraft Works Partner To Create Innovative New STEM Summer Camp

FIELDCORE AND CODECRAFT WORKS PARTNER TO CREATE INNOVATIVE NEW STEM SUMMER CAMP NORTH AMERICA REGION Editors Note: This story first appeared on the FieldCore website. Head on over to their site if you’d like to read it there or to learn more about FiedCore. Get their latest updates, industry news, and job openings by connecting with them on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. For many kids, summer time means freedom from studying, homework, and learning in general. This past summer though, 100 children aged 9-17, spent one week of their summer learning and participating in online classroom activities with FieldCore’s first-ever […]

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We’ve got some news. Say hello to codecraft.live 👋

We’ve got some news. Say hello to codecraft.live 👋 This summer has been a pretty big one for us here at Codecraft. We ran 20 summer camps, worked with over 285 students, and continued to bring robust computer science education to students in Melbourne and beyond.  But that’s not all we’ve been working on. We’re excited to announce our brand new, online platform Codecraft Live, and give some insight into how we built it and why. We’ve all heard the statistics. Parents see the value a computer science education can have for their kids, but in a lot of cases, […]

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Fibonacci Program Gives Teens with Learning Disabilities an Advantage

What’s the Fibonacci Program? An eight-week program held by Codecraft Works for high school students from the Brevard Achievement Center (BAC), in partnership with Vocational Rehabilitation, has yielded an opportunity for teenagers with learning disabilities a chance to be successful in the field of IT upon graduation. During this time, the students learned the basics of HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript, along with becoming Google Analytics certified. The idea for the program came about from Chris Price, employment services coordinator for BAC, who had approached the achievement center’s CEO Amar Patel, according to Mrs. Goff. “They were able to put this […]

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Why Codecraft is the Best Option for Teaching Your Child Coding

So you’ve determined that you want your kid to get ahead in life, and learn the invaluable skill of coding. Awesome! But now what? Surely, you want a program that knows what it’s doing, yet understands the individual needs of your child. Codecraft Works is the logical coding school choice for many organizations, schools, and parents for a plethora of reasons.  Why Codecraft? Many organizations have chosen to partner with Codecraft Works, all seeking its unique and effective education programs. Codecraft Works is backed by the National Science Foundation, an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote […]

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