2019: The Year of Tech Education

There has been a lack of proper tech education in schools, not only across America, but across the globe. As recently published on our website, Raytheon and the National Cyber Security Alliance found that 58% of millennials reported to not having a proper cyber education. In an increasingly digital world, this number is startling. This number begs us to ask two questions: how important is tech education? Is there any hope for the future of tech education? The answer to the first question is “very,” and the answer to the second is “yes.” Let’s break down these two answers a […]

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New Year, New Opportunities.

Welcome Back Happy New Year, Codecrafters! We hope that you all had a relaxing and joyous holiday season. We are so excited to get back into the swing of things as our educational opportunities are only expanding. However, before we get started, we’d like to welcome three new employees joining the Codecraft team this year: Chuck Graudins, James Hudson, and Michelle Delahou. You’ll be seeing these friendly new faces either at our school clubs, our Codecraft Works main campus, or both! We’re excited to have them on our team, and know they’ll only help push us toward a successful and […]

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Codecraft’s 2018 Wrap-Up

Happy Holidays from Codecraft! We’ve had a wildly successful Fall here at Codecraft and we are so thankful for everyone involved. To show our gratitude and excitement, we wanted to share some fun information with you all about everything our students (your kids) were doing with Codecraft this semester. Many of you reading this may know us from one of our extracurricular clubs. This Fall alone we served Seventeen schools across Florida…wow! Through these schools, we served hundreds of students weekly. In these clubs, your kids learned not only how to code, but also learned valuable skills such as teamwork, […]

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Case Study: A Conversation with Cameron Burrows

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.  Cameron Burrows Cameron Burrows […]

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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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Codecrafters Create Video Games in Python

This past summer, Codecraft Lab hosted the sold-out camp, “Making Games with Python & Pygame”. Many of the students were familiar with Scratch, but they wanted to take their programming skills to the next level. During the camp, we covered the fundamentals of Python and showcased software we use every day that is powered by Python, such as YouTube, Dropbox, Minecraft (via Raspberry Pi), and Pokemon Go tools. Once we introduced Python‘s game development library, Pygame, the magic happened. The kids unleashed their creativity and programmed their very own video game with custom graphics! Proud of their work, the students presented their games to the […]

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