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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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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Students Need Early Access to Computer Science Education

By Shannon Landin Codecraft Lab C0-founder & CEO Codecraft Lab is a non profit organization that offers computer science learning opportunities and curriculum to k-12 students and teachers in Brevard county. More specifically our programs include hands on & unplugged activities to teach: An introduction to computer science (CS) & computing Online safety and privacy Cyber defense & robotics Web development, game design & game development Raspberry Pi, Python, and Linux Soft skills like collaboration, teamwork and presentation Our programs are offered to young people at a growing number of elementary schools in Brevard, in addition to our headquarters in […]

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Codecraft Lab Expands Time & Space for Learning

Codecraft Lab Expands Time & Space for Learning: A Short Video Documentary. Why should kids learn to be digital creators, and computer programmers? Check out this video about Codecraft Lab for answers and a peek into some of the amazing things our students can do. Thank you to 142 Productions  for helping us tell our story with the National Writing Project. Pitch Event. Congratulations to Codecraft students Graeme Mojica and Chris Ibach for winning first place in the Junior PitchSeries on May 8. Grame and Chris won with a pitch about their online adventure game in which users must learn […]

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Local Students Create Computer Apps

Media Advisory For Immediate Release: May 4, 2015 Melbourne, FL Contact: Deborah Haar Clark Codecraft Lab PR Volunteer (321) 223-7045  ∙  deb@debclark.net   LOCAL STUDENTS CREATE COMPUTER APPS, COMPETE TO SEE WHICH MOST BENEFITS THE SPACE COAST   Four tech-savvy children are doing something many adults fear more than death—pitching ideas for computer apps they are creating to an audience that will publicly judge which one offers the most benefit to the Space Coast. All for a chance to win $100 and some ice cream. The Junior PitchSeries, taking place at 6 pm on May 8 during Friday Fest in […]

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Codecrafter

New definition of computing power – kids who code Shannon Landin co-founder Codecraft Lab The computer programming industry is facing a crisis today because only 2% of current students are studying computer science compared to the 98% studying all other math and sciences. That 2% is woefully inadequate when one considers the fact that computing jobs will constitute 60% of all jobs in the future compared to 40% of all other math and science jobs, according to Code.org. Today, every industry is powered by code. Codecraft Lab is an important connector and advocate for making sure every student has a […]

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