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The World Is Being Rebuilt in Code and Opportunity Abounds

Anthony Hughes | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Anthony Hughes

By 2020 it's estimated that there will be one million open jobs for software developers in the U.S. alone. This number factors in the rapid growth of the IT field outside of pure software companies as data plays an increasingly critical role in traditional industries.

Prisoners Who've Never Used A Computer Mouse Learn How To Code

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact

Long prison sentences mean that some of the men incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison in California have never used the Internet. For these inmates...

Too Much Technology Is Bad for the Brain

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.09.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

I am not a Luddite and know quite well that technology can provide some important educational experiences. But I worry that slavish, uncritical devotion to technological gimmickry is shortchanging our students.

How to (Really) Get Girls Into Coding

Lydia Loizides | Posted 08.03.2014 | Technology
Lydia Loizides

No matter how hard we try, we have yet to overcome the realities of what computer science, and STEM in general, means to the majority of young girls in their everyday lives: nothing.

Learning From Zappos: Why Every School Needs an Organizational Mindset

Peter Hutton | Posted 04.21.2014 | Education
Peter Hutton

Simply put, an organizational mindset is the aggregated mindset of an organization's members. Historically, schools have not placed much importance on defining these, which I think is a mistake. At Beaver, we have taken great care to identify the three key components.

#Hackademics: How Hacker Culture Is Changing Recruitment

Siya Raj Purohit | Posted 03.16.2014 | Technology
Siya Raj Purohit

Hacking culture has ushered in an era of creators, who prove their ability through what they build and know, not through their alma mater. These young creators are now entering the job market and changing the recruitment industry.

It's CSEdWeek: Jump In and Try Doing Computer Science!

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 02.11.2014 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

This week is a very special week in the United States and the world: everyone is invited to try what computer science is all about.

Everyone Should Experience the Joy of Coding

John Pavley | Posted 10.10.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

As a society we talk about outsourcing, downsizing, and retraining but not specifically how important is for everyone everywhere to learn some coding skills. The world as a whole is barreling down a path where those who know how to code will own those who don't.

Get Game: Become a Geek in Just One Year

Edward Lando | Posted 02.26.2013 | College
Edward Lando

This is a story for those aspiring entrepreneurs blessed with thoughts and pep, and who just itch to pick up the brush and freaking paint their hearts and minds out -- Jackson Pollock style.

Code Year: Why You Should Learn to Code

Robert St. Amant | Posted 11.05.2012 | Science
Robert St. Amant

You'll learn how to write software to make your computer do new and wonderful things that you find valuable, instead of depending only on what others have done. That's empowering.

New Book Teaches Babies HTML

Madeleine Crum | Posted 12.05.2011 | Books

Forget "mama" and "dada"--your child's first words should be "Backslash A". We've seen an increase of parenting humor books in the form of par...

Oracle Snaps Up BEA For $7.85 Billion

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Business software maker Oracle Corp. said Wednesday it agreed to buy BEA Systems Inc. for about $7.85 billion, a compromise price that ends a months-l...