computer science

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

    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 startup might start monetizing its services, it is announcing $30 million in new funding that could be an indication of what might come next. Naspers, the (for-profit) media giant based out of… Read More

  • #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