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The Code Club Movement: Spring Update

The Code Club Movement: Spring Update

This spring we saw a record number of kids come through our clubs, dozens of librarians with no coding skills get trained up, and went from catalyzing clubs in five to fifteen states. But my favorite story comes from a tiny Oklahoma public library. Wister has a...

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Already Running a Code Club? Prenda Saves You Money

Already Running a Code Club? Prenda Saves You Money

Last week we found out that one woman took The Ultimate Guide to Code Club resource kit and successfully got her own code club off the ground. She even gave a presentation on it at a conference. Amazing, right? We've given away over 500 copies of that guide over the...

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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 Hour...

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To Pay or Not to Pay

To Pay or Not to Pay

“Why should we pay for software when there are loads of free programs that teach coding?” We hear this pretty regularly. Usually it’s coming from someone who already knows how to code, or someone at the director level. And we get it! The last five years have brought...

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Best tech toys for learning coding in 2016

It was a bright, sunny morning in Chandler AZ, and hundreds of kids were walking up to the Infusionsoft headquarters. They carried laptops and sleeping bags, and wore sleepy but determined looks on their faces. Even though they came from vastly different...

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