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The New Town Story

The New Town Story

In the summer of 2017 we ran a program called the One to One Campaign. The federal government was threatening to slash funding to the IMLS, and things looked bleak. The One to One Campaign was our way of championing the things we felt were important. For every code...

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Summer Code Club Program

Summer Code Club Program

For the first time in Prenda's history, we've created a code club program designed for summer reading programs. And we are excited! This is going to be a great opportunity to serve kids all across the country with STEM programming at their local library. Lives are...

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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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