What if we accidentally make coding boring and lame?

What if we accidentally make coding boring and lame?

After years of advocating, cheering, lobbying, supporting, and celebrating computer programming, we are finally making progress. The most recent statistics from code.org show that more than 40% of US schools offer computer programming, up from 10% just 3 years ago....
One hour of code is just the beginning

One hour of code is just the beginning

It’s Computer Science Education Week, and millions of people will do some coding this week at one of 150,000 events around the world. Thanks to the amazing efforts of code.org and lots of partners, over 300 million people have tried computer programming with the...
Getting along with computers – the skills of the future

Getting along with computers – the skills of the future

The world needs effective, sustained coding education now more than ever. Things are changing. Computers are everywhere. Automation is a key factor in the world economy, and connection via the internet is too. With technology accelerating at breakneck pace, computers...
Coding in 2016 is like reading in 1816

Coding in 2016 is like reading in 1816

Once upon a time, the average person didn’t know how to read. Literacy was the domain of scholars and clergy, and if your family worked the land, reading and writing were simply not in the picture. It wasn’t that young people were asking their parents for...
Coding is part of a well-balanced diet

Coding is part of a well-balanced diet

Every once in a while, a parent will drop off one of their kids for code club while the other kid stays outside. With a smile, I will invite the hiding sibling to come in the room, encouraging and explaining that coding is fun and not as hard as you might think....