computer science

Mission Bit receives $1 million to expand computer science education in SF

Mission Bit, a nonprofit organization that teaches high school students computer science, has received a $1 million five-year grant from the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Famil

Trump wants the Department of Education to commit $200 million per year to computer science education

President Donald Trump will soon direct the Department of Education to commit $200 million every year to K-12 computer science education, which Code.org is marking as a victory for its nonprofit organ

Crunch Report | iOS 11 Now Available to Download

iOS 11 is now available to download, First Miso Robotics flipping burger installed in a restaurant and Stack Overflow's salary calculator. All this on Crunch Report.

Lambda School aims to cash in by upskilling untapped talent

As the saying goes, the future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed. Also not evenly distributed: Access to the expensive education typically needed to stand a chance of obtaining

Code.org is drastically increasing the number of underrepresented minorities taking AP computer science

Code.org, which started offering an advanced placement computer science principles this school year in partnership with The College Board, could more than double the number of underrepresented minori

Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom for computing advances

President Obama awarded the country's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to a batch of 21 deserving recipients, among them computing pioneers Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton

WTF is machine learning?

It’s no coincidence that Alan Turing, one of the most influential computer scientists of all time, started his 1950 treatise on computing with the question “Can machines think?”

Codecademy, the free online coding school, raises another $30M led by Naspers

Codecademy, an online coding school with 16 million registered users, has built out its footprint without charging its students a penny to use it. Now, as more questions arise about how and when the

#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 op

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

Meet Square’s Gloria Kimbwala, An Engineer Dedicated To Advancing Diversity In Tech

She went through Square’s College Code Camp exactly two years ago. Today, she’s running it. Code Camp, now in its sixth session, is a five-day program at Square designed to immerse youn

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-p

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

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

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 s

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 some

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 technolog

The Modernization Of Computer Science Education

Most people, especially in Silicon Valley, are aware that there aren’t enough engineers graduating from college today. By 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor projects that there will be 1.4 million c

Code.org: 2 Weeks And 600M+ Lines Of Code Later, 20M Students Have Learned An “Hour Of Code”

Less than a year ago, brothers Hadi Partovi and Ali Partovi launched Code.org to help advocate for computer science in the U.S. and increase participation in STEM education by making these subjects mo

LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman On Two Realistic Outcomes Of Teaching Everyone To Code

On a regular basis, we get pitched with major tech industry initiatives to broaden computer science education. A day after Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates signed on to a <a target="_blank" href="http:/
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