computer science

  • #CSForAll: Ensuring tech access for all students Crunch Network

    #CSForAll: Ensuring tech access for all students

    On the heels of the White House Computer Science For All initiative (#CSForAll) announcement and the celebration of National Engineers Week, we are excited about the work being done to make STEM opportunities accessible for all kids. The #CSForAll initiative is a plan to ensure that every student in America has access to a robust and rigorous computer science education. Read More

  • Computer science is the key to America’s skills crisis Crunch Network

    Computer science is the key to America’s skills crisis

    The United States faces a global competitiveness crisis that, if not addressed, will put our nation at a strategic disadvantage for decades to come. In just a few years, there will be 1.8 million jobs unfilled in our nation because we don’t have enough individuals trained with the necessary technical skills to fill them. Read More

  • Girls Who Code Makes Its Way Into A Mobile Game

    Girls Who Code Makes Its Way Into A Mobile Game

    A major factor that deters girls from pursuing computer science is the perception that coders are mostly white and male, according to a recent Google-commissioned Gallup survey. That’s why non-profit organization Girls Who Code has partnered with mobile game-maker Pixelberry Studios to tell the story of a young girl coder in its flagship game, “High School Story.” The… Read More

  • The Path To Expertise Crunch Network

    The Path To Expertise

    There’s a popular meme that it takes ten years of effortful study to become an expert at something. Studies show that in reality, the number of years varies a bit from subject to subject and from one individual to the next, but one thing is clear – expertise takes time. Therein lies the problem. Read More

  • People Of Color In Tech Highlights The Stories Of Racial Minorities In A Mostly White Industry

    People Of Color In Tech Highlights The Stories Of Racial Minorities In A Mostly White Industry

    When 27-year-old Ruth Mesfun started working at Excellence Girls Middle Academy in Brooklyn two years ago, there was no computer science program at the all-girls school, which is 92% African-American, 7% Latina and 1% Asian. At the time, she was a science teacher, but felt that it was really important for these young girls to have an opportunity to learn how to code. So, Mesfun approached… Read More

  • The New Era Of Youth Startups Crunch Network

    The New Era Of Youth Startups

    Facebook, Google, Yahoo — the pillars of the social revolution were all started by college students in their dorms. This was 10, 20 years ago. In the past decade, the proliferation of youth-centric startups prevails — and even flourishes. A constantly increasing 54 percent of millennials desire to start a business, according to the Kauffman Foundation, and the number of new… Read More

  • It’s Computer Science Ed Week And It’s Time To Do Something Crunch Network

    It’s Computer Science Ed Week And It’s Time To Do Something

    It’s Computer Science Education Week and for thousands of students around the country, that means nothing. So what can you do about it? Thankfully, as a member of the tech community, you can do something. Read More

  • To Bridge the Skills Gap, Focus On Improving Computer Science’s Image Crunch Network

    To Bridge the Skills Gap, Focus On Improving Computer Science’s Image

    It’s becoming increasingly clear that computer science education grapples with a stubborn image problem. And it’s one that we simply cannot afford to ignore any longer. As information technology permeates nearly every aspect of our world today – from personal mobile devices to automated HR systems to the smart grid – it fuels a rapidly growing need for computer scientists. Read More