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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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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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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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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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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A Vision for Computer Science Education

We believe that throughout the entire K-12 education lifecycle, it’s critical for students to have the opportunity to continuously develop their foundation of computer science knowledge. Students who harness the power of computational thinking to will learn and practice modern approaches to problem-solving. By applying computer science as a tool for learning and expression across many interests, disciplines, and industries, students and their communities, will have increased access and opportunity to participate in a world that is already influenced by technology on a mass scale. Scaffolded, project-based computing lessons and practice over time enable students to take new approaches to […]

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