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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3 Reasons why your child needs to learn to code. Like, now.

3 Reasons why your child needs to learn to code. Like, now. Computer science is foundational. To be a child in the digital era is to be surrounded by technology nearly every second of the day. 95% of Americans own a cellphone, 77% go online at least once a day, and 79% have a computer at home. With technology and the internet being such an integral part of daily life, children benefit from seeing how it all works at a fundamental level. Just like learning about electricity, the water cycle, or the human brain, computer science provides children with a basic understanding of […]

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Case Study: Nakeya

Case Study: Nakeya 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. … […]

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2019 Internship Lunch

2019 Internship Lunch With Collins Aerospace On Friday, February 15th, Codecraft Works — along with a few employees of Collins Aerospace — organized a lunch for Codecraft’s soon-to-be-graduating student interns. Here, our interns were free to ask questions of and receive advice from our special guests about what they can expect in the future of their professional and academic careers. The conversation was lively, and there was a lot of laughter shared between the mentors and our interns. Topics of conversation included school choice, how to choose a degree, and what to do while in college in order to stand out in the job […]

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