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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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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School Codecraft Clubs & STEM Field Trips

1423 Highland Ave, Melbourne, Florida 32905 | (321) 209 – 4674 | learning@codecraftlab.org Codecraft Lab is a Brevard Public Schools Business Partner and a leader in the national movement to incorporate computer sciences into the education of all students, which was just recently mandated by the Florida Legislature. Codecraft Lab’s non-profit, educational, after-school club and field trip options provide a critical opportunity for K-12 students to learn about STEM disciplines, and specifically computer science. Our goal is to promote, support and incorporate learning to code into the education of all students through early and equal access to STEM programs, specifically […]

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Hello World in Any Language

Geo Miller, Codeslam Shannon Landin, Codecraft Lab Every student should have an equal and early opportunity to learn the basics of computer science and take part in computer programming education.  This is a very big idea no doubt, and for most states, including Florida, the idea of computer science for every student is a new and a mostly unexplored topic. Responding to an outcry of parent demand, and the irrefutable reality of an unstoppable high-tech and software-defined modern world,  there’s been a major shift in thinking by states and school districts about how to make computer science options available within core […]

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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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Competitiveness and Coding: New Second Language

by Shannon Landin Codecraft Lab Co-founder & CEO We’ve all heard about ESL classes but what about CSL? CSL refers to Coding as a Second Language and Google is promoting this new educational discipline specifically as a way to diversify the tech industry. Google has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation to roll out CSL in New York, Los Angeles and Miami to introduce children to coding and then steer them to further instruction. The goal is to ultimately land internships and possibly full-time jobs at Fortune 500 companies, according to Engadget, which posted a 50-second video about the program […]

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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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Grand Opening Celebration, Indeed!

The Grand Opening of Codecraft Lab was a wonderful event, and a delightful evening with friends, both new and old! We are so excited about our new EGAD home, and thank everyone who joined us to celebrate and support our mission to create curriculum and opportunities for all kids to learn computer programming. A very special and heartfelt thank you to ALL of our wonderful sponsors and event donors! We could not have done this without each of you!!  In our next blog post we will gush in more detail, but for today we can to start by sharing the stunning candid event photography […]

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